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MARCH 2014

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 140 NO. 3


A Very Special Group From The Executive Corner

by DOUG BURGE Mike Pegram and Scoop Vessels partnered in the son of Siberian Express as he quickly elevated to be the premier stallion in the state. Showing their commitment to California, the partners eventually syndicated the nationally desirable stallion ensuring that he remained in the Golden State. The sire of more than $45 million in progeny earnings, including three grade I winners, In Excess will leave a lasting legacy as one of the state’s best ever studs. A final esteemed honor, the CTBA President’s Award, was presented to longtime California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member and Northern California breeder, William “Bill” Nichols. This award, given as a proclamation by the current President of the association, is an expression of appreciation for the many services Bill has provided to the industry during his lifetime. As a teenager, Bill worked for the famed Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, California, leading to his knowledge and connection with the Charles Howard champion Seabiscuit. Bill later wrote and published Seabiscuit: The Rest of the Story. Bill, a member of the CTBA’s Board of Directors since 2004, has been an outspoken leader in Northern California, spearheading many events including the Northern California Yearling and Mixed Sale and the annual Stallion Tours of farms. Bill has been a good friend and supporter of the CTBA for many years, and is very deserving of this award. The date and location for next February’s Awards Dinner will be announced soon, as we are looking forward to continuing the tradition of honoring the state’s best horses and individuals. With all of the highs and lows in this business, it is important to honor all of the successes that are achieved.

Bill Morey (center)—CTBA Hall Of Fame

Bill Nichols (center)—CTBA President’s Award

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As noted on the cover of this March 2014 edition of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine, last year’s Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter, Points Offthebench, was recently crowned the California-bred Horse of the Year for 2013. In front of a crowd of more than 130 people at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 10, the Horse of the Year, as well as the other divisional winners and the Leading Sires, Leading Breeder and Trainer of the Year, were honored. Suffering a tragic injury while preparing for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, this final acknowledgement to Points Offthebench as the California Horse of the Year was a fitting salute to this champion. The evening also included both the induction of the class of 2014 in the CTBA Hall of Fame as well as a surprise presentation of the President’s Award, given periodically to a deserving industry participant. One individual and one horse were selected to the esteemed Hall of Fame: William J. Morey Jr. and In Excess (Ire), respectively. A fixture in both Northern and Southern California, trainer/owner/breeder Bill Morey saddled such stars as millionaires Dixie Dot Com and Bold Chieftain. The latter claimed honors as the California Champion Turf Horse in 2008. Morey, who has been recently battling cancer, was very emotional in accepting his induction. While receiving a large standing ovation from the crowd, he credited the Cal-bred program for a lot of his success. In Excess, who passed away in 2013, was a leading sire in the Golden State for many years. A multiple grade I winner and earner of more than $1.7 million, he stood all but his first year at stud at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall. Owners

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

The Times They Are A-Changin

©Lisa Groothedde

C O L U M N

Just as the title of Bob Dylan’s famous song states, “The Times They Are AChangin” in California’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Besides six new Golden State champions of 2013 being crowned, we also saw California Cup relocated to January this year, in combination with Sunshine Millions. During the Annual Awards Dinner of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), which was held at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley on Feb. 10, the dual grade I winner Points Offthebench was posthumously honored as last year’s California Champion Older Male, Champion Sprinter and Horse of the Year. That same evening, championship titles were also awarded to fellow Californiabreds Tiz Flirtatious, Gervinho, Doinghardtimeagain, Tamarando and Swiss Lake Yodeler, local sires Unusual Heat, Tribal Rule and Square Eddie, Golden State breeders Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (Tom and Debi Stull) and California trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Plus, inducted into the CTBA’s Hall of Fame were the deceased leading sire In Excess (Ire) and the accomplished Northern California trainer Bill Morey, while the President’s Award was presented to Bill Nichols, a CTBA director since 2004. On Jan. 25, a successful Sunshine Millions/California Cup program was run at Santa Anita Park with the Cal-breds Weewinnin, California Chrome, Susans Express and Big Macher and the California-sired Ciao Bella Luna winning the day’s stakes races that paid out more than $950,000 in purse money. Also published are photos from this event by Katey Barrett and Ron Mesaros, the latter of whom captured the CTBA’s Cal Cup Party celbrations. Besides articles on all of these great achievements, this March 2014 copy of the CTBA’s monthly California Thoroughbred magazine features Janine McCullough’s In Memoriam tribute to the very popular gelding General Challenge, a dual California champion who died aged 18 at the Mabee family’s Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona early last month. Then there’s a CTBA Member Profile on Art Sherman, who joined the association in 1984 and whose training career has included success with such Cal-breds as grade I winner Ultra Blend and current Triple Crown prospect California Chrome, while Barretts Sales & Racing’s 25th Anniversary March Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, which will be held in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, March 3, and January Mixed Sale, that was held on Jan. 25, are previewed and reviewed, respectively. We wrap-up both the win in the Feb. 15 El Camino Real Derby (grade III) at Golden Gate Fields by Tamarando, another Cal-bred on the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes trail, and the past month’s other stakes victories at Santa Anita by Cal-breds, namely Lakerville and Red Outlaw. The subject matter of dealing with twins is explored in Down On The Farm and this publication also includes the annual California Statistical Review of the local breeders, sires and runners who achieved success in 2013, while John Califano’s Guest Forum piece pays tribute to the deceased California champion McCann’s Mojave and the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. In the Company of. . .the statue of California-bred Swaps, Until next time, may you breed Rex Ellsworth’s homebred colt who won the the best to the best and not just have 1955 Kentucky Derby and was the nation’s 1956 Horse of the Year, at now-defunct Hollywood Park to hope for the best! in Inglewood during the last day of racing ever held —Rudi Groothedde at this track on December 22, 2013. rudi@ctba.com

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©California Thoroughbred 2014 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: DONALD J. VALPREDO Vice President: HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH Treasurer: TIM COHEN Secretary: SUE GREENE Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris David Auerbach, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt Edward Freeman Ex Officio: E. W. (Bud) Johnston ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Chief Financial Officer: James Murphy Sales Coordinator & Membership: Cookie Hackworth Registrar and Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke Assistant Registrar: Dawn Gerber Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator: Christy Chapman Web Site Managing Editor: Ken Gurnick Librarian/Receptionist: Vivian Montoya RACETRACK LIAISON: Scott Henry CALIFORNIA CUP Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth PUBLICATIONS STAFF Editor: Doug Burge Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde Advertising Manager: Loretta Veiga Art Director: John Melanson Production: Charlene Favata-Markel Subscriptions: Vivian Montoya California Thoroughbred is published monthly in Arcadia, Calif. Periodical postage is paid at Arcadia, Calif., and at additional mailing offices. Standard mail included. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 California Thoroughbred is printed by Modern Litho Print Co. SUBSCRIPTIONS-$55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico CTBA on the Internet — http://www.ctba.com

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March 2014 Contents

VOLUME 140 NO. 3

On This Month’s Cover Points Offthebench, a 2009 gelding bred in California by Gary Rocks and sired by Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, was posthumously voted the 2013 California Champion Older Male, Champion Sprinter and Horse of the Year based on his record of four wins, including two in grade I company, a second and $434,780 in earnings from his only five starts of last year. ©Benoit & Associates

Departments 6 14 15 90 92 94 96 97 99

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The Cal-Bred Champs Of 2013

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In Memoriam: General Challenge—The Heart Of A Champion

by Rudi Groothedde

Points Offthebench: Sinply Irreplaceable by Emily Shields

Tiz Flirtatious: Tiz A Trier by Marcie Heacox

Gervinho: Promise Fulfilled by Emily Shields

Doinghardtimeagain: Taking No Prisoners by Gene Williams

Tamarando: A Dazzling Year by Rudi Groothedde

Swiss Lake Yodeler: Close To Perfection by Rudi Groothedde

A Five-Star Celebration by Rudi Groothedde

California-Bred Champions: 1973-2013

News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—Maarch 2014 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

Special Feature Sunshine Millions/California Cup

Cover Story California-Bred Champions

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A Winning Combination by Emily Shields

Images Of Sunshine Millions/California Cup Photographs by Katey Barrett

Weewinnin: Surprise, Surprise by Emily Shields

California Chrome: Derby Dreams by Ken Gurnick

Susans Express: Green For Go by Jackie Barnes

Big Macher: Showing Off by Gene Williams

Ciao Bella Luna: Hello, Beautiful by Marcie Heacox

The 2014 Cal Cup Party Photographs by Ron Mesaros

Features by Janine McCullough

CTBA Member Profile: Art Sherman—Long On Talent by Steve Schuelein

Regional Sales: As Strong As Ever by Rudi Groothedde

Regional Sales: Shifting Gears by Lisa Groothedde

The Grade California-Breds: Tamarando—The Real Deal by Jerry Klein

Racing In Southern California: Downhill Domination By Cal-Bred Duo by Rudi Groothedde

Down On The Farm: Dealing With Twins by Heather Smith Thomas

Special Department – Calilfornia Statistical Review

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81 83 86 89 On the Sunshine Millions/California Cup program at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 25, the day was closed out with easy wins by Weewinnin (left), a four-year-old Comic Strip gelding bred in California by veterinarian William Gray and his wife Jill, and California Chrome (right), a three-year-old homebred colt for Martin Perry and Steve Coburn by Lucky Pulpit, in the $251,500 California Cup Turf Classic Stakes and $250,750 California Cup Derby, respectively.

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Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners In 2013 2013 Stakes Horses By California Stallions California-Foaled Stakes Winners Of 2013 Leading California-Bred Earners For 2013

Columns

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From the Executive Office: A Very Special Group by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: The Times They Are A-Changin by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: McCann’s Mojave—Celebrating His Life by John Califano

The April 2014 Cover Story

California Gold Rush XV At Santa Anita Park On Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Secures Third Leading Breeder Title In California

News Bits

With $3,089,448 earned by its California-breds, Tom and Debi Stull’s ©Mesaros Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez was the leading breeder in the Golden State last year, a feat it also accomplished in 2009 and 2012. Plus, it represented the fifth consecutive year that Tommy Town has been ranked among California’s top two breeders. In 2013, half a dozen runners bred in California by Tommy Town won stakes races, led by the California Champion Three-Year-Old Female, Doinghardtimeagain, a homebred by Ministers Wild Cat who earned $388,240 and whose three black-type victories included a win in the Hollywood Oaks (grade II). Debi & Tom Stull Additionally, Ministers Wild Cat, Kafwain and Old Topper, all resident stallions at Tommy Town, sired seven, five and four stakes winners last year. Ranked second among all breeders of Cal-breds were Larry and Marianne Williams with $2,112,193 in earnings, while Harris Farms placed third with a total of $2,074,649 for 2013. NEWS FLASH – On Feb. 18, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s President, Joe Harper, announced that the seaside track plans to install a dirt track for its 2015 meet, replacing the existing all-weather Polytrack surface.

Auction Brings Curtain Down On Hollywood Park On Jan. 24-25, racing fans gathered at Betfair Hollywood Park one final time, as approximately 250 people attended an on-site auction of items associated with the Inglewood track, which officially closed after conducting its final race on Dec. 22, 2013. Attendees and online bidders purchased thousands of items,

ranging from track, kitchen and broadcasting equipment to furniture, artwork and memorabilia. Hollywood Park, which opened on June 10, 1938, will be demolished to make way for commercial and residential development on its 237-acre property.

Triple Crown Noms Include Seven Cal-Breds Among the 414 three-year-olds nom- ©Benoit inated to this year’s Triple Crown, encompassing the grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby on May 3, grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on May 17, and grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7, are seven Californiabreds, including the grade I winner and 2013 California Champion Two-YearTamarando Old Male, Tamarando. California-Bred (Sire)

Breeder(s)

California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) Martin Perry & Steve Coburn Grazen’s Hope (Grazen) Nick Alexander Infosec (Heatseeker (Ire)) Kaleem Shah Inc. Life Is a Joy (Globalize) Jerry & Janet Hollendorfer & George Todaro Red Outlaw (Tribal Rule) Liberty Road Stables Tamarando (Bertrando) Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams The Custodian (Square Eddie) J. Paul Reddam

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Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares A trio of California-bred mares produced the winners of stakes races this past month. On Feb. 8, Santa Anita Park’s grade II, $200,500 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on dirt was won by Candy Boy, a colt by Candy Ride (Arg) out of the 2006 stakes-winning In Excess (Ire) mare She’s an Eleven. The 11-year-old was bred by Old English Rancho and Joe Turner and her third foal’s record stands at 6-2-2-0 with $305,600 in earnings. Dual grade III winner Sum of the Parts, a five-yearold horse by Speightstown out of Enjoy the Moment, the 1999 California Champion Older Female, won the $75,000 Champion Energy Services Stakes going five furlongs on the turf at Sam Houston Race Park in Texas on Jan. 25. The eighth of 11 foals out of his 19-year-old dam, a grade II-winning daughter of Slew’s Royalty who was bred by Jacoby Family Trust, the six-time stakes winner has earned $806,543 from an 18-8-2-0 record. The $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes, a one-mile turf test for three-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds in Louisiana on Feb. 15, was won by Artist Cry, a daughter of Clever Cry who has banked $73,800 from her three wins in four starts to date. She is the sixth foal out of 14year-old Art Form, a winning Avenue of Flags mare bred by John and Betty Mabee.

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Stallion News Angus

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

This resident of Geocel Ranch recorded his first winner on Jan. 31, when his threeyear-old filly Spanishsugarrr captured a one-mile maiden claiming race at Golden Gate Fields by three lengths.

Named Foals of

SWs

987

63

1,059

58

Unusual Heat (1990)

658

44

Benchmark (1991)

705

41

Tribal Rule (1996)

548

34

Olympio (1988)†

526

30

Stormin Fever (1994)

710

30

California-bred Best Present Ever, the grade I-placed winner of Golden Gate Fields’ 2012 Campanile Stakes, was purchased by Candyland Farm for $250,000 as a broodmare prospect during the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Feb. 10. A five-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat, she was bred by Dennis and Norine Grenier and earned $247,624 from 15 career starts.

Swiss Yodeler (1994)

732

28

Game Plan (1993)

429

23

Old Topper (1995)

508

22

Kafwain (2000)

483

21

Offspring Of California Sires Prove Durable & Sound

Sea of Secrets (1995)

455

21

Ministers Wild Cat (2000)

266

15

Atticus (1992)

450

14

Rocky Bar (1998)

117

14

Siberian Summer (1989)†

415

14

Western Fame (1992)†

290

14

Comic Strip (1995)

318

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Sea of Secrets The broodmare sire credentials of this Victory Rose Thoroughbreds stallion were strengthened on Feb. 1, when his seven-year-old maternal grandson Candyman E won Aqueduct’s $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (grade III).

Southern Image Winning Image, a seven-year-old daughter of this Rancho San Miguel sire, boosted her career bankroll to $590,137 with her Jan. 25 score in the $100,000 What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park.

Auction Action

Seven active California stallions were among those included in the sixth annual listings of the top 100 stallions by two criteria through 2013, as developed by the Durability Committee of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summits underwritten by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. By lifetime starts per starter, Harris Farms’ Swiss Yodeler ranked 20th with 19.01, followed by Benchmark (17.09), Old Topper (16.91), Unusual Heat (16.14), Southern Image (15.26), Kafwain (14.59) and Ministers Wild Cat (14.31). Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Old Topper ranked 31st at 78.25 percent for lifetime percentage of foals of racing age started, followed by Ministers Wild Cat (77.87), Southern Image (74.58) and Swiss Yodeler (73.68).

Stallion

Racing Age

In Excess (Ire) (1987)† Bertrando (1989)†

† Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from the stud. • Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred two-year-olds of this year. All sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are two-year-olds.

Calimonco’s First Foal Arrives On Feb. 5, Ballena Vista Farm welcomed the first foal by resident stallion Calimonco: a filly out of the winning War Front mare Action Nine. A two-time stakes winner, Calimonco is an eight-year-old, dual grade II-placed son of Storm Cat out of 2009 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Sweet Life.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either bred in California or sired by a stallion currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (United States, Canada & Puerto Rico) from January 27 to February 17 inclusive: Secret Circle h.5. Eddington—Ragtime Hope 2nd Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes $200,000 6 f. Santa Anita Park February 2 Breeder: Versatile Thoroughbreds LLC Tamarando c.3. Bertrando—Tamarack Bay 1st Grade III El Camino Real Derby $200,000 1 1/8 m. Golden Gate Fields February 15 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Let Faith Arise f.4. Kafwain—Babe Hall 2nd Grade II Santa Maria Stakes $200,250 1 1/16 m. Santa Anita Park February 15 Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC

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D E P A R T M E N T


To further assist the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and subscribers of its official publication, California Thoroughbred, this monthly editorial page provides readers with updates about the association’s current policies, latest news and upcoming events in the Golden State.

The CTBA Working For You

Don Valpredo Returns As CTBA President On Feb. 10, the Board of Directors of the CTBA elected Don Valpredo as its new President, a position he previously held from 1986 to 1988, while Harris Auerbach, Tim Cohen and Sue Greene were also ©Benoit appointed as the association’s Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. A native Californian from Bakersfield, Valpredo was instrumental in founding California Cup in 1990, while this member of The Jockey Club has also served with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) and Breeders’ Cup. Also announced were the results of the latest election of CTBA members to the board for the period of 2014 to 2016, namely the incumbents John Barr, Leigh Ann Howard and Jane Johnson, and its newest member, Edward Freeman. Senator Andy Vidak Attends Sunshine Millions/ California Cup Day On Jan. 25, Senator Andy Vidak (right) visited with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert (center) and Mike King at Santa Anita Park prior to the running of Sunshine Millions/ California Cup.

©Robin Black

Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2014 Through the August 2014 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), this year’s crop of Thoroughbreds foaled in the Golden State will again be spotlighted in each monthly magazine with advertorials featuring six to eight photos of foals per page. The cost to publish individual photos is $75 each, while a full page insertion will be discounted down to $500. These charges represent a discount of more than 50 percent on the price of a regular full-page advertisement in the magazine. Insertions will include a caption with each foal’s sire, dam, broodmare sire, sex, date of birth and breeders, as well as the details, including a logo, of their farm location. Photos need to be submitted by the following Monday deadlines; March 3 (April issue); April 7 (May issue); May 5 (June issue); June 2 (July issue); and July 7 (August issue). For additional information, please contact the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at Loretta@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 227, or its Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at rudi@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 226. Additionally, photos can also be submitted to Ken Gurnick at kgurnick@ctba.com for free inclusion on the CTBA’s web site.

CTBA Booth At 2014 Ag Day The CTBA will once again have a booth at California Ag Day, being held on the West Side of the Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 19, when its representatives will be able to assist legislators and the general public with any questions they may have about the local Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Scheduled to be in attendance are: CTBA Past Presidents Sue Greene and Leigh Ann Howard; CTBA Event Coordinator, Christy Chapman; CTBA lobbyist Robyn Black; and Victory Rose Thoroughbreds owner Ellen Jackson, who generously brings a mare and foal from her Vacaville farm to this popular event every year.

Non-Member Registration Fees To Increase As of Tuesday, April 1, the registration fee for non-CTBA members for a foal bred or sired in California will increase to $200 if applied for by Sept. 30 of their yearling year and $250 if applied for from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 of their yearling year, while the corresponding fees for CTBA members will remain the same at $100 and $125.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

Date(s)

Northern California Sale

Tuesday, August 12

( (For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com/(800) 573-2822, extension 243)

Venue(s)

Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

For further information, contact the CTBA’s Event Coordinator Christy Chapman at either christy@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 247.

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Notes — March 2014 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2014 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Gerald F. McMahon Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Gail Gregson, Vice-President Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Thomas S. Robbins Mark W. McCreary, Secretary John W. Sadler Peter P. Daily Peter W. Tunney Tracy Gantz Warren Williamson Jane Goldstein Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

D E P A R T M E N T

Fifty years ago this March, the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library was formally dedicated. Those in attendance that day included Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Cecilia de Mille Harper, President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), and Colonel F. W. Koester, General Manager of the CTBA. Many others were present to honor Mr. Burke who was credited by Colonel Koester with “setting the high standards” which were so essential to the success of Thoroughbred racing and breeding Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library in California. Over these past 50 years, the library has more than doubled the number of volumes in its catalogue. Its collection includes biographies of many influential people and horses who helped shape California racing into one of the world's premier racing destinations. The library continues to be open free of charge to the public to be used as an effective instrument in maintaining and building interest in the California breeding and racing industry. So this month, we remember, “The man whose great character and dignity Carleton F. Burke did so much for the Thoroughbred in California and throughout the nation.”

©George Axt Photography

50th Anniversary Of The Carleton F. Burke Library

Del Mar Donation The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) wishes to thank the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for its recent donation in support of the programs administered by the Foundation.

The California Thoroughbred Foundation The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958, the Foundation has operated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax deductible contributions. For more than four decades, the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis. The Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine

literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the library, which is housed in the CTBA offices in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fine arts. The latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. The resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 910666018.

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PAPA CLEM Began his Career in November of his 2-yr-old Year. He developed into a Leading 3-year-old of 2009. To kick off his freshman year in 2013 he had 9 winners from 18 starters, including two stakes horses.


The Cal-Bred Champs Of 2013 by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Photos by BENOIT & ASSOCIATES Last year’s California-bred champions, all of whom secured their first ever titles, represented both the highs and lows of horse racing with the deceased Points Offthebench leading this group of six standouts as the Golden State’s Champion Older Male, Champion Sprinter and Horse of Year based on votes cast by members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). Bred by Gary Rocks, the dual grade I winner was one of the many Cal-breds, including 10 such individual winners of 14 separate graded stakes races, who competed successfully at the highest level of the sport in 2013. Unfortunately, he had to be euthanized after being injured in a workout while preparing for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in November. Overall, all runners bred in California earned more than $70 million last year. Voted both the California Champion Older Female and Champion Turf Horse was Tiz Flirtatious, Pamela Ziebrath’s homebred grade I and dual grade II victor of 2013, while Tamarando, the other grade Iwinning Cal-bred of last year, secured the Champion Two-Year-Old Male award for his breeders and owners, Larry and Marianne Williams.

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California-Bred Champions The grade II victors Gervinho and Doinghardtimeagain took the titles of California Champion Three-Year-Old-Male and Champion Three-Year-Old Female, respectively, and the California Champion Two-Year-Old Female was the dual stakes winner Swiss Lake Yodeler. The latter is another homebred for the Williamses and Gervinho was bred by Barry Abrams and Madeline Auerbach, while Doinghardtimeagain was bred by her owners, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Points Offthebench’s grade I victories came in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Bing Crosby Stakes and the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes at Santa Anita Park, while the highlight of 2013 for Tiz Flirtatious was her win in Santa Anita’s Rodeo Drive Stakes and Tamarando’s top performance of last year came in the Del Mar Futurity. Gervinho won the Sir Beaufort Stakes at Santa Anita, Doinghardtimeagain captured Betfair Hollywood Park’s Hollywood Oaks and Swiss Lake Yodeler scored in black-type events at each of these two local racetracks in 2013.

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C O V E R S T O R Y

California-Bred Champions

Points Offthebench: Simply Irreplaceable

by EMILY SHIELDS Great California-breds have a way of cropping up regularly, making their mark both at home and on the national scene before passing the torch to another of their kind. While this is expected of the fancy blue-blooded horses in Kentucky, Cal-breds have a way of surprising everyone and, in recent years, they have been relentless. Amazombie won the Breeders’ Cup (grade I) en route to an Eclipse Award as the nation’s top male sprinter in 2011, and Acclamation fought his way to three grade I wins and the Eclipse as Champion Older Male that same year. In 2013, Points Offthebench joined them when honored as the Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter. While national recognition is tremendous, there’s still something special about being the best of the best in the Golden State. Lava Man was honored with a trio of California championship awards in 2006, Nashoba’s Key followed him with three in 2007, and Dancing in Silks did the same in 2009. The incomparable Acclamation also managed this feat in the consecutive years of 2011 and 2012. Now Points Offthebench joins that list of stars, being posthumously honored as the state’s 2013 Champion Older Male, Champion Sprinter and Horse of the Year. Points Offthebench was a mere two-time winner coming into the last year’s season, and those two wins had come six months apart. The son of Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark broke his maiden in his second start on Aug. 25, 2011, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. He wouldn’t race again until Feb. 2, 2012, when he scored at Santa Anita Park. With two wins in three starts, Points Offthebench looked

like a potential star, but owners Donnie Crevier and Charles “Chip” Martin would have to wait, as Points Offthebench’s next start came nearly a year later. He turned out to be worth the wait. Trainer Tim Yakteen saddled Points Offthebench, a younger full brother to the grade II-placed multiple stakes winner Bench Points, to a second place finish in his comeback race at six furlongs on Feb. 2 2013. Points Offthebench only lost by a half-length in a gutsy performance, after being dismissed by bettors at 15-1. Yakteen knew he had to space the four-year-old gelding’s races carefully, so he did not bring his future champion back until April 6. Points Offthebench responded with a determined victory in the 6 1/2-furlong contest, running his record to three wins, a second and a third in five starts. He would never lose again. At Betfair Hollywood Park on May 27, in his fourth consecutive allowance optional claiming race, Points Offthebench faced a tough field of campaigners. They included stakes winner Italian Rules, future stakes winner Cyclometer and stakes-placed Master Chef. Points Offthebench had no stakes experience, but he won the sixfurlong event anyway, clear at the wire by 2 1/4 lengths. Although the summer sprints at Hollywood Park must have been tempting, Yakteen remained patient and instead set his sights on the grade I, $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar. The July 28 race drew a trio of grade I winners: Santa Anita Derby star Goldencents, Malibu Stakes hero

1st Points Offthebench

2nd Tiz Flirtatious

3rd Teddy’s Promise

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Points Offthebench, Dark Bay or Brown Gelding (February 27, 2009)

2013

Benchmark—Mo Chuisle, by Free House Breeder: Gary Rocks Owners: Donnie Crevier & Charles V. Martin Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd 4 5 4 (2) 1 0

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Jimmy Creed and CashCall Futurity victor Comma to the Top. Grade III Hollywood Juvenile Championship winner Majestic City and the stakes-placed Coach Bob rounded out the compact field, posing a tall order for the lightly raced Points Offthebench. In a stirring victory, the dark bay gelding rallied under jockey Mike Smith and held off favored Goldencents by a head, stopping the clock in 1:09.04 for six furlongs on Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface. Jimmy Creed finished third, followed by Majesty City and Comma to the Top. Off that effort, Points Offthebench was voted Del Mar’s top sprinter at the meet. The Bing Crosby was the first grade I score of Yakteen’s career, and left him eager for more. The grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes, a $250,500 dash over six furlongs, was going to be Points Offthebench’s final stop before the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Again he would face Goldencents, and also the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Trinniberg. Points Offthebench went postward as the 4-1 third choice behind those two. After sitting third early in the race, Smith angled Points Offthebench three-wide and collared the front running Distinctiv Passion in the stretch. He then had enough to hold off Goldentcents yet again, and Points Offthebench scored his second consecutive grade I, this time by half a length in 1:08 flat. Now tabbed as the favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint,

Points Offthebench was training forwardly when he was fatally injured in a workout on Oct. 26. His sudden death rocked the racing industry, and was all the more heartbreaking when his rival Goldencents went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (grade I). Despite being unable to compete in the year-end championship, Points Offthebench had done enough to not only secure the Eclipse Award, but also the three Calbred titles as well. To be named Champion Older Male, Points Offthebench bested last year’s grade III-placed stakes winner Rousing Sermon and dual grade III winner Summer Hit in the voting. He defeated fillies in the Champion Sprinter category, with 2013 grade II winners Teddy’s Promise and Doinghardtimeagain receiving support. As Horse of the Year, he outfinished the brilliant grade Iwinning mare Tiz Flirtatious, who was named Champion Older Female and Champion Turf Horse. At the time of his death, Points Offthebench’s record stood at six wins, a second and a third in eight starts with $514,940 in earnings. He was bred by Gary Rocks out of the unraced Free House mare Mo Chuisle, whose dam Visible Gold was a graded stakes winner. Mo Chuisle is also the dam of a yearling full brother to Points Offthebench and Bench Points. Points Offthebench can never be replaced, but if history is to be believed, another great Cal-bred is out there, just waiting their turn in the spotlight.

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1st Points Offthebench

1st Points Offthebench

2nd Rousing Sermon

2nd Teddy’s Promise

3rd Summer Hit

3rd Doinghardtimeagain

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Tiz Flirtatious: Tiz A Trier

California-Bred Champions by MARCIE HEACOX A ceaseless determination to win has garnered Tiz Flirtatious the title of California Champion Older Female and Turf Horse of 2013. She’s the first female horse to win the turf title since 2007 champion Nashoba’s Key, who was also voted top older female. Among turf runners, Tiz Flirtatious outpolled four-yearold colt Gervinho and six-year-old mare Halo Dolly. Among older females, she gained more votes than runnersup Teddy’s Promise—a main track sprinter—and Halo Dolly. She was also second to the late Points Offthebench in the voting for California Horse of the Year. “It was fairy-tale last year,” Tiz Flirtatious’ breeder and owner, Pam Ziebarth, said. “In 2013, every time she went to the racetrack you knew she was going to put out the most. She’s just that type of horse.” The six-year-old mare’s mettle has been on display from the start. She began racing late in her three-year-old year, going three-for-three in a maiden special weight, allowance and the $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap for California-bred or California-sired females. In four starts during 2012, she placed in three graded stakes races and won the $100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes. But, it wasn’t until 2013 that Tiz Flirtatious was able to pull it all together and break through at the highest level. She warmed up with a third Cal-bred stakes win in the $100,500 Valentine Dancer Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 26. She won by 1 3/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Then came her first graded stakes win and first stakes win in open company. New jockey Julien Leparoux steered

her through a stalking trip to win the grade II, $150,250 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita on March 24. As the 2-1 second choice, she defeated dual grade I winner Lady of Shamrock and four others in the 1 1/8-mile turf challenge. The next step up was to win a grade I, and Tiz Flirtatious made her second career attempt at that level in the $250,500 Gamely Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 27. Running out of her own stall in trainer Marty Jones’ base, she had another stalking trip with Leparoux but came up a head short of previous grade I winner Marketing Mix. Tiz Flirtatious rebounded from that tough loss with her most dominant performance of the year in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes on Aug. 11. She won the 1 1/8-mile turf race by 2 1/4 lengths as the 3-5 favorite with Leparoux up. Then, at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, Tiz Flirtatious captured that elusive grade I win in the $250,500 Rodeo Drive Stakes. The 8-5 second choice, she flipped around the Gamely Stakes result to defeat Marketing Mix by a head after 1 1/4 miles on fast turf. Tiz Flirtatious seemed primed for a good effort in the grade I, $1,840,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf after having won the local prep race. Sent off at 6-1 odds in that Nov. 2 event, she was farther back than usual in the field of 10 runners and had traffic trouble on the final turn. Tiz Flirtatious crossed the wire in sixth-place, two lengths behind victorious shipper Dank (GB). She tried to redeem herself in the grade I, $251,000

1st Tiz Flirtatious

2nd Teddy’s Promise

3rd Halo Dolly

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Tiz Flirtatious, Dark Bay or Brown Mare (March 24, 2008)

2013

Tizbud—Masquerade Belle, by Victory Gallop Breeder: Pamela Ziebarth Owner Pamela Ziebarth Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd 5 7 4 (4) 1 0

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Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park September Yearling Sale. “She never on Dec. 1. She rallied under new rider made it to racing, but we found that her Tiz Flirtatious 1st Joel Rosario but came up a length true calling was being a broodmare and Gervinho she’s produced incredibly nice foals,” short to finish fifth of nine. Tiz Flirta1st Ziebarth said. tious closed 2013 with $505,000 in Halo Dolly 1st The 12-year-old mare’s first of six earnings and four wins and one runnerfoals was Hello Sugar, a 2007 filly by up finish in seven starts. Her career record is 14-8-3-1 and her total Cee’s Tizzy who won two of three starts. bankroll is $779,800. Tiz Flirtatious was her second foal, folTiz Flirtatious is the most successful lowed by Cee’s Tizzy Belle, by Cee’s progeny of the Harris Farms stallion Tizzy. The latter finished fourth in her Tizbud, who will stand the 2014 season lone start, in August of 2013, and for a $1,500 fee. The son of two-time remains in training with Jones. Tiz Debonair, by Tizbud, won’t race, leading California sire Cee’s Tizzy and but Tiz Makin Memories, a two-year2000/2001 California Broodmare of the old filly by Tizdejavu, is in training at Year Cee’s Song was bred by Ziebarth’s Rimroc Farm in Lexington, Ky. late mother, Cecilia Straub Rubens. Ziebarth said she’s “very nice.” MasHe’s a full brother to multiple graded querade Belle also has an unnamed stakes winner Budroyale and Tiznow, yearling filly by Tizbud, and will be the 2000 Eclipse Award Horse of the bred back to that stallion this season Year and all-time richest Cal-bred. after having been open the past year. Tizbud won the $250,000 California Ziebarth said Tiz Flirtatious will be Cup Classic Handicap in 2003 and back for more and is scheduled to retired to stud in 2005. His progeny return to training at the end of February. have earned more than $3.7 million. “We couldn’t have been more pleased Ziebarth purchased Tiz Flirtatious’ with 2013,” she said. “This mare’s the dam, the unraced Victory Gallop mare Masquerade Belle, for $240,000 at the 2003 Keeneland cream of the crop.”

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California-Bred Champions

Gervinho: Promise Fulfilled

by EMILY SHIELDS Last year was a particularly contentious one in California’s sophomore male division but, at the end, Gervinho emerged as the state’s Champion Three-Year-Old Male, fulfilling the promise he had showed as a juvenile. A son of the state’s six-time leading sire Unusual Heat, he was bred by Madeline Auerbach and Barry Abrams, who sold him to Sunset Stable LLC for $49,000 at the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale. Gervinho was entered in the following year’s March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, but did not meet his reserve at $120,000 and was bought back. He was purchased privately by the then Chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), Keith Brackpool, who renamed him from He’s Game to Gervinho, a well-known soccer player from the Ivory Coast. Brackpool turned Gervinho over to trainer Carla Gaines, and the horse’s connections were impressed with him from the start. He broke his maiden in his debut at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 3, 2012. That win, which came over the too-short distance of 5 1/2 furlongs, propelled him into the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes, a grassy contest over a mile. Gervinho won that too, which sent him straight into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (grade I) with a chance to win. He had a rough trip in a full field, however, and finished fifth. While horses like Tiz a Minster, Omega Star and Surfcup were trading punches during the first half of the 2013 season, Gervinho was recovering on the sidelines. Gaines did not unveil him until the $100,000 Silky Sulivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on June 9. Gervinho ran admirably but missed by a length to Surfcup, a more seasoned stakes winner.

Off that runner-up effort, Gervinho returned to Del Mar for the $113,150 Oceanside Stakes against a field of nine rivals. In the grassy one-mile event, he scored by a neck under jockey Rafael Bejarano. The victory sent him to the highlight of the meet for sophomore grass males: the grade II, $251,250 Del Mar Derby. Gervinho faced a tough field, but finished second to previous sstakes winner and race favorite Gabriel Charles. They met again in November’s grade II, $152,000 Twilight Derby. Gabriel Charles got the best of Gervinho again, but they both finished behind Rookie Sensation. Gervinho’s third-placed finish launched him to December’s grade I, $251,000 Hollywood Derby, which regularly draws the best sophomore grass colts from around the country. Gervinho finished fourth. On Dec. 26, just days before the end of the season, Gervinho finally broke through again, taking his first graded stakes victory. He won the grade II, $201,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes by a head despite racing six-wide into the lane. That victory bolstered his record to four wins, two seconds and a third in nine starts, with earnings of $422,140. For the championship, Gervinho defeated Tiz a Minister, who won the grade III Affirmed Handicap, and Surfcup in the voting. Although he had an exceptional season in 2013, there’s reason to believe 2014 could be even better: Gervinho’s brilliantly fast older full brother, Lakerville, is five for seven lifetime and won the $92,200 Clocker’s Corner Stakes in January. The brothers were produced from the Out of Place mare Foreverinthegame.

1st Gervinho

2nd Tiz A Minister

3rd Surfcup

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Gervinho, Bay Colt (January 23, 2010)

2013

Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame, by Out Of Place Breeders: Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Owner: Keith Brackpool Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd 3 6 2 (2) 2 1

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California-Bred Champions

Doinghardtimeagain: Taking No Prisoners

by GENE WILLIAMS In the midst of its third reign in the past five years as California’s leading breeder, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds has an extra bit of icing on its celebratory cake for 2013, as its homebred Doinghardtimeagain wears the crown as last year’s California Champion Three-Year-Old Female. The now four-year-old is a daughter of the Tommy Town stallion Ministers Wild Cat, out of the winning Conquistador Cielo mare Silver Hawk Lady, and was a tight winner over Unusual Way, a daughter of Unusual Heat and Way Up bred in California by Thomas Bachman. Doinghardtimeagain used a three-race winning streak in the first half of the year to seal the deal for the prize. Those victories came in the $250, 750 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita Park in March, the $245,000 Melair Stakes at Hollywood Park in April and the grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park in June. She finished out the year with a fourth in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes and a ninth in the Del Mar Oaks (grade I). In each of her victories, the filly finished well clear of the runner-up. With a record of 7-3-1-0 and $388,240 in 2013, Doinghardtimeagain improved her career record to 11-5-3-0 and $586,740. That’s slightly less than the $588,360 marked up by Unusual Way, whose record last year was 8-2-3-1 and $404,750. Unusual Way’s two wins of 2013 came at Golden Gate Fields and then at Zia Park in New Mexico. After her disappointing Del Mar Oaks, it was found that

Doinghardtimeagain had a foot issue so she went to the sidelines for the year. But, says Tommy Town’s Debi Stull, the filly is doing well at the farm and is expected to be back at trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn this month with a target of a possible first start back late in the Santa Anita season and then on to Del Mar for a summer-fall campaign. “She’s always been a special filly for us,” said Stull who, with her husband Tom, founded the breeding and training facility in the lush Santa Inez Valley during 2000. “She showed ability right away on the farm—right from the start. Jerry (Hollendorfer) has said that she’s always done everything right. She’ll go right back to Jerry when she’s ready.” As for life on the farm for the filly, Debi Stull said, “She’s gotten to be just a great big old pet since coming home.” “Coming home,” Stull said, is one of the prime factors in the way the farm raises and takes care of its horses. “Tom has always believed that when one of our horses indicates something might be wrong it’s time to bring them home and let them get right again. It’s always worked for us and for the horses.” The Stulls lost Doinghardtimeagain’s dam to colic but the farm has a two-year-old half-sister to the 2013 champion at the ranch who most likely will be heard from on the racetrack later this year. The homebred juvenile is by the Tommy Town stallion Kafwain. Joining Kafwain and Ministers Wild Cat on the stallion roster at the 360-acre farm are Old Topper and Grazen.

1st Doinghardtimeagain

2nd Unusual Way

3rd Warren’s Veneda

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Doinghardtimeagain, Dark Bay Filly (January 28, 2010)

Ministers Wild Cat—Silver Hawk Lady, by Conquistador Cielo Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Owner: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd Earnings 2013 3 7 3 (3) 1 0 $388,240

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Tamarando: A Dazzling Year

California-Bred Champions by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Finishing never worse than fourth in eight career starts during the last seven months of 2013, resulted in the members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) voting the grade I winner Tamarando as last year’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Male. Bred and owned by Idaho residents Larry and Marianne Williams, the California-bred son of Bertrando recorded a trio of wins, a second, three thirds and $455,120 in earnings to secure this prestigious title over dual stakes winner California Chrome and the grade III-placed stakes victor Aotearoa. Tamarando’s dam is 15-year-old Tamarack Bay, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Dehere who won three races and earned $218,965 and whose previous five foals include the 2013 stakes winners U’narack and Luckarack, the latter of whom was also a 2010 black-type victor and has earned $526,645 to date. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Tamarando ran fourth in his debut at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 30, and then second at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 21, both in five-furlong races, before returning to Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface to win a maiden special weight event for runners bred or sired in California by 2 3/4 lengths while going 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.35 on Aug. 18. On Sept. 4, again with Julian Leparoux in his irons, the dark bay colt went to post as a 7-1 wagering choice against 10 opponents in the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity at seven furlongs on the seaside track’s main strip. In a dazzling display, he closed from nearly six lengths back in

ninth place at the second call to defeat Dance With Fate by half a length in a final time of 1:23.07. Just 24 days later, Tamarando ran third to Bond Holder and Dance With Fate in the grade I, $251,250 FrontRunner Stakes on the main dirt track at Santa Anita Park before posting the same finishing position there in the $200,250 Golden State Juvenile Stakes for Cal-breds and California-sired runners on Nov. 1, the day before the grade I, $1,840,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes was contested. Next up for Tamarando was Hollywood Park’s $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile main track contest that attracted eight runners on Nov. 23. Ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano, he produced a last-to-first effort that saw him make up 10 lengths before cruising to a 3 1/4length victory over Electric Eddie. As the 5-2 second favorite, Tamarando posted a final time of 1:44.22. His final trip to post of last year resulted in a third-placed finish behind Shared Belief, the 2013 Eclipse Champion TwoYear-Old Male, and 2014 grade II winner Candy Boy in the grade I, $751,500 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park on Dec. 14. As one not to rest on his laurels, Tamarando has already staked his claim for 2014 sophomore championship honors, and maybe even a shot at this year’s Kentucky Derby (grade I), with two impressive starts this year. After a runner-up finish to California Chrome in January’s $250,750 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita, Russell Baze rode him to a half-length win in the grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby going 1 1/8 miles on the all-weather Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 15.

1st Tamarando

2nd California Chrome

3rd Aotearoa

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Tamarando, Dark Bay or Brown Colt (April 6, 2011)

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Bertrando—Tamarack Bay, by Dehere Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Willliams Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Willliams Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd 8 3 (2) 1 3

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California-Bred Champions

Swiss Lake Yodeler: Close To Perfection

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Based on Swiss Lake Yodeler’s almost-perfect record of three wins and a second from four starts, the members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) voted Larry and Marianne Williams’ homebred filly as the 2013 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female over the unbeaten duo of stakes winner Sunday Rules and dual stakes winner Look Quickly, respectively. A bay daughter of Lovacres Ranch’s Swiss Yodeler, she won two stakes races and earned $235,600 during a fourmonth campaign that saw her compete from four furlongs to a mile at three different racetracks in Southern California last year. Swiss Lake Yodeler is the eighth foal out of 14-year-old Domasca Lake, whose previous five runners are all winners and who is a Meadowlake half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Delta Danielle, the dam of 2004 group I winner Our New Recruit. Swiss Lake Yodeler’s debut came on Sept. 6, when she was saddled up by Michael Pender to win a $32,000 maiden claiming race going four furlongs on the main dirt track at Fairplex Park in Pomona. With Martin Pedroza in the irons, the 2-1 second favorite won gate-to-wire with fractions of :21.69 and :33.97 and a final time of :45.92. Exactly 30 days later, she raced for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia where she lost by a mere neck to Tookmebysurprise in a six-furlong starter allowance event. Swiss Lake Yodeler then returned to that same dirt strip with Julian Leparoux aboard again to win the $200,500 Golden State Juvenile Stakes, for runners bred or sired in California, on Nov. 1.

That one-mile test attracted a field of 10 Californiabreds, including five stakes-placed performers, but they were no match for the 8-1 wagering choice as she stalked her opposition before coming away to defeat dual stakesplaced Moving Desert by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:37.58. In the final start of her championship season, Swiss Lake Yodeler showed her versatility by successfully switching to the all-weather Cushion Track surface at the now-defunct Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood on Dec. 21, when she was the one-length winner over stakes-placed Rovenna in the $200,250 Soviet Problem Stakes for Cal-breds and California-sired runners. Piloted this time by Rafael Bejarano, Swiss Lake Yodeler completed the seven furlongs in 1:23.90 as the 4-5 favorite against eight opponents, including the dual stakes-winning Cal-bred Sprouts who finished third. She again banked $100,000 to become the highest-earning locally bred twoyear-old filly of last year. Swiss Lake Yodeler is also the second consecutive juvenile daughter of Swiss Yodeler to be voted the Golden State champion of her year, following Tilde’s success in 2012. Additionally, the grade I-winning son of Eastern Echo is the sire of Thor’s Echo, both the Eclipse Champion Sprinter and California Champion Sprinter of 2006. Furthermore, Swiss Lake Yodeler joins the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male, Rousing Sermon, as the second homebred California champion of the last three years for CTBA members Larry and Marianne Williams who reside in Boise, Idaho.

1st Swiss Lake Yodeler

2nd Sunday Rules

3rd Look Quickly

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Swiss Lake Yodeler, Bay Filly (March 1, 2011)

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Swiss Yodeler—Domasco Lake, by Meadowlake Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd 2 4 3 (2) 1 0

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Empire Maker–Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy

FEE: $5,000–LIVE FOAL Grade I Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170 Ran second in the Grade II, Robert B. Lewis Stakes behind subsequent Kentucky Derby-GI and Preakness Stakes-GI winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER Full brother to two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner and Eclipse champion ROYAL DELTA. EMPIRE WAY is by EMPIRE MAKER, among the leading sires with 42 stakes winners topped by champion ROYAL DELTA, millionaire and multiple GI winner PIONEEROF THE NILE, who was second in the Kentucky Derby GI, and BODEMEISTER ($1,304,800), Arkansas Derby GI, 2nd in the Kentucky Derby GI, and Preakness Stakes GI. 2013 graded stakes winners include EMOLLIENT, MAGICAL FEELING and BROADWAY EMPIRE. Out of the multiple graded stakes-winning A.P. INDY mare DELTA PRINCESS, who is a full sister to GI winner INDY FIVE HUNDRED and a half-sister to Italian Group I winner BIONDETTI.

Eastern Echo—Drapeau, by Raja Baba FEE: $3,000–LIVE FOAL

Perennial Leading Sire Of 2-Year-Olds Sire of Champion Sprinter, U. S. and California THOR’S ECHO, and California Champion 2-Year-Old TILDE, the leading money winner among California-bred 2-Year-Olds of 2012. Progeny Earnings in 2013 are over $1. 3 Million, led by 2-year-old,

2013 California-Bred Champion Two-Year-Old Female of the Year SWISS LAKE YODELER ($235,850), 3 wins in 5 starts at 2, $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes, at Betfair Hollywood Park on December 22.

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California-Bred Champions

A Five-Star Celebration

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Photos by RON MESAROS For the second time in five years, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) successfully held its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley where another memorable time was had by all who attended. The event honored both the 2013 California-bred champions and 2014 California Racing Hall of Fame inductees in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than 130 on Feb. 10. The night’s highlights included: a sixth consecutive leading sire title for Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat; a third leading breeder title in five years for Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez; the presentation of the Trainer of the Year award to Jerry Hollendorfer who conditioned three of last year’s Golden State champions; the bestowal of the CTBA’s President’s Award to Bill

Nichols; a sweep of the two-year-old awards by runners bred and owned by Larry and Marianne Williams; and the posthumous crowning of Points Offthebench as the 2013 California Horse of the Year. Emotions also ran high at the proceedings when the CTBA’s Hall of Fame inductions were done. After Kash Vessels, Bill Thead and Kevin Dickson accepted the plaque for In Excess (Ire), the sire of 16 California champions who died in May of last year, William “Bill” Morey Jr. was honored for a training career of 40-plus years that featured the graded stakes-winning millionaires Dixie Dot Com and Bold Chieftain, the latter of whom was co-bred and co-owned by his trainer and was the 2008 California Champion Turf Horse. Following the CTBA’s annual meeting in the afternoon and a cocktail party in the evening, the

Ben Cambra, Karen and Allen Aldrich, Amie Allen and Pat Grohl (left to right).

David Jerkens, Joe Morris, Christy Chapman and Tim and Shannon Cohen (left to right).

Marty and Bobbi Bach, Chris Fodor-Sherman and Kim Kuhlmann (left to right).

Shaun and Anita Hadley, Pete and Evelyn Parrella and Cookie Hackworth (left to right).

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dinner’s master of ceremonies Frank Mirahmadi kicked off festivities with the awards for last year’s leading local sires of foals conceived in the Golden State. Representing The Unusual Heat Syndicate, Madeline Auerbach and Harris Auerbach accepted the trophies for overall earnings and turf earnings, while collecting the awards to Tribal Rule for two-year-old earnings and number of winners was the Farm Manager of Ballena Vista Farm, Jesus Manuel “Manny” Ochoa. Accepting the trophy for Paul Reddam’s Square Eddie, California’s top freshman sire by 2013 earnings, was Kash Vessels, the co-owner of Vessels Stallion Farm where the stallion stands, while he was followed to the podium by Jerry Hollendorfer for his training honor. Following an In Memoriam tribute to those people and horses who passed away this past year, the proceedings continued with the championship awards. Dan Kiser and Lisa Jean Newbill then represented the Williamses for grade I winner Tamarando’s Champion TwoYear-Old Male title and they returned to the podium with Dan’s wife Betty to receive the trophy for dual stakes winner Swiss Lake Yodeler, the Champion Two-Year-Old Female. Accepting the Champion Three-Year-Old Male accolade for grade II winner Gervinho were co-breeder Madeline Auerbach, Unusual Heat’s syndicate manager Harris Auerbach, trainer Carla Gaines and owner Keith Brackpool, while the Champion Three-Year-Old Female trophy was presented to Tom and Debi Stull for their homebred grade II victor Doinghardtimeagain. After Pamela Ziebarth and trainer Marty Jones collected the Champion Older Female and Champion Turf Horse awards for grade I winner Tiz Flirtatious, whom the former bred and owns, the trophies for Champion Older Male and Champion Sprinter were presented to dual grade I victor Points Offthebench’s co-owner Charles “Chip” Martin and conditioner Tim Yakteen. That duo then returned to the podium moments later when Points Offthebench, who was bred by Gary Rocks but unfortunately had to be euthanized after being injured while working out at Santa Anita Park in preparation for last November’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, was accorded the highest honor of the night, the 2013 California Horse of the Year award.

Chip Martin, Tim Yakteen and CTBA President Sue Greene (left to right).

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Tim Yakteen, CTBA Past President Don Valpredo and Chip Martin (left to right).

CTBA Past President John Harris, Pamela Ziebarth and Marty Jones (left to right).

CTBA Director Terry Lovingier, Carla Gaines, Madeline Auerbach, Keith Brackpool and CTBA Director Harris Auerbach (left to right).

CTBA Director Tim Cohen and Tom and Debi Stull (left to right).

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California-Bred Champions Contd.

Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male & Champion Sprinter Points Offthebench: Gary Rocks, Breeder Donnie Crevier & Charles Martin, Owners Tim Yakteen, Trainer Champion Older Female & Turf Horse Tiz Flirtatious: Pamela Ziebarth, Owner Pamela Ziebarth, Breeder Martin Jones, Trainer

Dan Kiser, Lisa Jean Newbill and CTBA Director Pete Parrella (left to right).

Champion Three-Year-Old Male Gervinho: Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach, Breeders Keith Brackpool, Owner Carla Gaines, Trainer Champion Three-Year-Old Female Doinghardtimeagain: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC, Breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC, Owner Jerry Hollendorfer, Trainer

Dan and Betty Kiser, Lisa Jean Newbill and CTBA Director Pete Parrella (left to right).

Champion Two-Year-Old Male Tamarando: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, Breeders Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, Owners Jerry Hollendorfer, Trainer Champion Two-Year-Old Female Swiss Lake Yodeler: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, Breeders Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, Owners Jerry Hollendorfer, Trainer

Madeline Auerbach, CTBA Executive Vice President Doug Burge and CTBA Director Harris Auerbach (left to right).

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Leading California Sire of California Conceived Foals By Earnings Unusual Heat The Unusual Heat Syndicate, Owner

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Leading California Sire of California Conceived Foals By Turf Earnings Unusual Heat The Unusual Heat Syndicate, Owner Leading California Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds By Earnings Tribal Rule Ballena Vista Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wygod, Owners

CTBA Director George Schmitt (left) and Jerry Hollendorfer.

Leading California Sire of California Conceived Foals By Number of Winners Tribal Rule Ballena Vista Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wygod, Owners Leading California Freshman Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings Square Eddie: J. Paul Reddam, Owner

CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard (left), CTBA President Sue Greene (right) and CTBA Director Bill Nichols.

Leading Breeders Of California Foaled Thoroughbreds By Earnings Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Trainer Of The Year Jerry Hollendorfer CTBA Hall Of Fame 2014 Inductees In Excess (Ire) William J. Morey Jr. Kevin Dickson, Bill Thead, Kash Vessels and CTBA Director Harris Auerbach (left to right).

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CALIFORNIA-BRED CHAMPIONS: 1973–2013 Two-Year-Old Male

Two-Year-Old Female

Three-Year-Old Male

Three-Year-Old Female

2013

Tamarando

Swiss Lake Yodeler

Gervinho

Doinghardtimeagain

2012

Monument

Tilde

Unusual Heatwave

2011

Rousing Sermon

Ismene

2010

Bench Points

2009

Older Female

Sprinter

Points Offthebench

Tiz Flirtatious

Points Offthebench

Tiz Flirtatious

Points Offthebench

Willa B Awesome

Acclamation

Halo Dolly

Amazombie

Acclamation

Acclamation

Burns

Teddy’s Promise

Acclamation

Ultra Blend

Amazombie

Acclamation

Acclamation

California Nectar

Caracortado

Evening Jewel

The Usual Q. T.

Unzip Me

Cost of Freedom

The Usual Q. T.

Caracortado

Repo

The Usual Q. T.

Excessive Blend

Dancing in Silks

Lethal Heat

Dancing in Silks

California Flag

Evening Jewel California Flag/ Dancing in Silks

2008

Babs Moossa

Saucey Evening

Bob Black Jack

Lethal Heat

Cost of Freedom

Nashoba’s Key

Bob Black Jack

Bold Chieftain

Bob Black Jack

2007

Georgie Boy

Spring Awakening

Idiot Proof

Romance Is Diane

Lava Man

Nashoba’s Key

Idiot Proof

Nashoba’s Key

Nashoba’s Key

2006

Pirates Deputy

Romance Is Diane

Brother Derek

Bai and Bai

Lava Man

Moscow Burning

Thor’s Echo

Lava Man

Lava Man

2005

Brother Derek

Sierra Sweetie

Proud Tower Too

Leave Me Alone

Lava Man

Dream Of Summer

Bordonaro

Valentine Dancer

Lava Man

2004

Texcess

Memorette

Cozy Guy

Yearly Report

McCann’s Mojave

Moscow Burning

Bear Fan

Moscow Burning

Moscow Burning

2003

Don’tsellmeshort

Valentine Dancer

Joey Franco

Cee’s Elegance

Joey Franco

Ninebanks

Joey Franco

2002

Icecoldbeeratreds

Humorous Lady

Calkins Road

Super High

Grey Memo

Above Perfection

2001

Officer

Lady George

Romanceishope

Golden Ballet

Tiznow

Gourmet Girl

Go Go

Native Desert

Tiznow

2000

Proud Tower

Jetin Excess

Tiznow

Cover Gal

General Challenge

Smooth Player

Richter Scale

Smooth Player

Tiznow

1999

Gibson County

Cover Gal

General Challenge

Smooth Player

Budroyale

Enjoy the Moment

Big Jag

Native Desert

Budroyale

1998

Daring General

Controlled

Indian Charlie

Magical Allure

Free House

Fleet Lady

Big Jag

Native Desert

Free House

1997

Ex Marks the Cop

Career Collection

Free House

Fleet Lady

Awesome Daze

Avenue of Gold

Surachai

Gastown

Free House

1996

In Excessive Bull

Starry Ice

Cavonnier

Belle’s Flag

Megan’s Interco

Cat’s Cradle

Letthebighossroll

Megan’s Interco

Cavonnier

1995

Cavonnier

Batroyale

Desert Pirate

Cat’s Cradle

Best Pal

Pirate’s Revenge

Wild Gold

Work the Crowd

Cat’s Cradle

1994

Fandarel Dancer

Embroidered

College Town

Work the Crowd

Best Pal

Soviet Problem

Soviet Problem

Soviet Problem

Soviet Problem

1993

Individual Style

Work the Crowd

Denmars Dream

Soviet Problem

Bertrando

Southern Truce

Softshoe Sure Shot

Journalism

Bertrando

1992

Moscow Changes

Incindress

Bertrando

Charm a Gendarme

Best Pal

Bountiful Native

Answer Do

Blaze O’Brien

Best Pal

1991

Bertrando

Don B’s Princess

Best Pal

Teresa Mc

Bruho

Somethingmerry

Letthebighossroll

Somethingmerry

Best Pal

1990

Best Pal

Theresa’s Pleasure

Real Cash

Materco

Flying Continental

Brown Bess

Sensational Star

Cacoethes

Best Pal

1989

Individualist

Dominant Dancer

King Glorious

Kool Arrival

Stylish Winner

Brown Bess

King Glorious

Brown Bess

1988

King Glorious

Approved to Fly

Aloha Prospector

Super Avie

Nostalgia’s Star

Brown Bess

Calestoga

King Glorious

1987

Purdue King

Variety Baby

Snow Chief

Fran’s Valentine

Zany Tactics

Snow Chief

1986

Flying Lieutenant

Saros Brig

Snow Chief

Melair

Super Diamond

Fran’s Valentine

Melair

Snow Chief

1985

Snow Chief

Lady Maxine D.

Slew the Dragon

Fran’s Valentine

Barberstown

Capichi

Debonaire Junior

Snow Chief

1984

Right Con

Fali Time

Vagabond Gal

Silveyville

Fancy Wings

Debonaire Junior

Silveyville

1983

Fali Time

Fran’s Valentine Boo La Boo/ Bright Orphan

Expressman

Fali Time

1982

Aguila

Remember John

Prince Spellbound

1981

Racing Is Fun

A Kiss for Luck

I’m Smokin

Eleven Stitches

1980

Bold and Gold

1979

House of Fortune Excessivepleasure

Something Lucky Perchance to Dream

Billy Ball

Older Male

Disturbingthepeace Continental Red

Horse of the Year

Continental Red

Avigaition

Silveyville

Silveyville

Past Forgetting

Eleven Stitches

Avigaition Frieda Frame/ Past Forgetting Princess Karenda

Astrious

Jaklin Klugman

Princess Karenda

Beau’s Eagle

Wishing Well

Beau’s Eagle

The Carpenter

Hazel R.

Golden Act

Variety Queen

Jumping Hill

B. Thoughtful

Golden Act

1978

Flying Paster

Tourulla

Capt. Don

B. Thoughtful

Bad ’n Big

Grande Brisa

Flying Paster

1977

Chance Dancer

B. Thoughtful

Bad ’n Big

Don’s Music

Crystal Water

Dancing Femme

Crystal Water

1976

Fleet Dragoon

Special Warmth

Crystal Water

Any Time Lady

Ancient Title

Just a Kick

Crystal Water

1975

Telly’s Pop

Our First Delight

Ancient Title

Modus Vivendi

Ancient Title

1974

The Bagel Prince

Ancient Title

Impressive Style

Ancient Title

1973

Century’s Envoy Gentleman’s Sketch

Modus Vivendi Sandy Blue/ Windy’s Daughter

Royal Owl

Minstrel Miss

Windy’s Daughter

Fabulous Notion Prince Spellbound

Walk in the Sun Messenger of Song Hot n Nasty

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Stardust Mel Ancient Title

Fabulous Notion Prince Spellbound

Turf Horse

Jaklin Klugman

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A Winning Combination

Sunshine Millions/ California Cup

by EMILY SHIELDS been run on turf occasionally but is best known for its time on the main track, is back on the grass and called the Cal Cup Turf Classic Stakes. The stakes-packed card was bolstered by the open-company Santa Monica Stakes, a grade II event worth $200,250, in which Cal-bred Teddy’s Promise finished third. Large field sizes left bettors struggling as Cia Bella Luna’s $13.00 victory in the Filly and Mare Turf Sprint kicked off the Pick 6. Susans Express bombed the $201,500 Oaks at 65-1, producing a $132.40 payout on a $2 ticket. Despite Big Macher winning the $126,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint as the 2-1 second choice, Weewinnin forced a Pick 6 carryover with a 21-1 upset in the $251,500 Turf Classic. For all the upsets, the $250,750 Cal Cup Derby came as no surprise. Although the race was marred by a serious injury to Electric Eddie, who collided with Oh Billy Billy and caused both of them to fall, the result at the wire had racing fans in a buzz. The 5-2 second choice California Chrome powered home to score by 5 1/2 lengths, besting grade I winner and 8-5 race favorite Tamarando in the process. Tamarando came back to win the grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 15, leaving both colts squarely in the Triple Crown picture. Before the revamp, attendance at the Cal Cup had dipped below 10,000 for the first time, but 11,052 were on hand for the first Sunshine Millions/California Cup card. The following pages recount the day.

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Amidst all the recent changes in racetrack venues and the annual stakes schedule due to the closure of Hollywood Park, another big modification to the Southern California racing circuit was the merger of California Cup and Sunshine Millions. Cal Cup, which began in 1990 and was a popular staple with racing fans during the Oak Tree Racing Association’s fall meet at Santa Anita Park, was not run in 2013, and was combined with Sunshine Millions for 2014. Sunshine Millions, which debuted in 2003, originally hosted a dual state competition of California-breds verus Florida-breds, with half the races being run at Gulfstream Park in the Sunshine State. In 2012, all the races moved to Florida, and Santa Anita Park hosted their own Sunshine Millions exclusively for Cal-breds. Citing low field sizes, an increasing drop in handle, and more frequent competition with the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, which have found a regular home in California, management promised a significant revamping of the Cal Cup program. The decision was subsequently made to combine the two Cal-bred events and permanently move the new Sunshine Millions/California Cup day to January. The move worked, with large field sizes and handle of $15,151,741, and the day now sports a different look. The Cal Cup Distaff down the hillside turf course became the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes, while the Cal Cup Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies have become the Cal Cup Derby and Oaks. The Cal Cup Classic, which has

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Images Of Sunshine Millions/California Cup

Photos by KATEY BARRETT

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Sunshine Millions/ California Cup

Weewinnin: Surprise, Surprise

by EMILY SHIELDS The crown jewel of the new Sunshine Millions/California Cup program on Jan. 25, was the $251,500 Cal Cup Turf Classic Stakes for three-year-olds and up. The 1 1/8-mile contest on Santa Anita Park’s grass course drew a strong and diverse field of tough campaigners, including graded stakes winners Stoney Fleece, Summer Hit and Tiz a Minister, as well as the 2012 Cal Cup Classic hero Lucky Primo. In the end, 21-1 Weewinnin outran them all to the wire, posting a surprising upset victory by 2 1/4 lengths. The fouryear-old son of Comic Strip was shrewdly ridden by jockey Joe Talamo, who kept his charge settled on the rail behind the dueling duo of Summer Hit and Lucky Primo throughout much of the race. When Lucky Primo started to tire, he drifted out slightly, leaving a hole for Weewinnin. He cut the corner, burst through and took off, leaving his 13 rivals and many of the crowd of 11,052 stunned. Weewinnin stopped the clock in 1:46 flat, producing a $44.80 payout. Stoney Fleece finished second, with Jules Journey third. Lucky Primo, trying to become only the second horse to win the Classic twice, finished fifth. While Weewinnin was certainly a surprise, he shouldn’t have been a shock. In five prior lifetime starts, Weewinnin had won two with a second place finish. One of those victories came in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes, a main-track contest for two-year-olds at Hollywood Park on Dec. 16, 2012. That race was also a surprise: Weewinnin scored by a half-length at odds of 60-1 while the defeating the subsequent California Champion Two-Year-Old Male, Monument. After running eighth one start later in the California

Breeders’ Champion Stakes in January of 2013, Weewinnin was injured and sent to the sidelines. He was rehabilitated at Premier Equine Center, the expansive, state-of-the-art facility in Oakdale. The farm features an equine underwater treadmill and swimming pool, a covered Eurociser and a cold salt hydrotherapy spa. Such outstanding runners as Smiling Tiger, Twice the Appeal, Sway Away and Excessive Passion have also emerged successfully from this program, which likewise rehabilitates sport and performance horses. Weewinnin’s rehabilitation went well, and when trainer Brian Koriner got the gelding back in the barn, the dark bay was fit enough to run second in a Dec. 21 allowance race at Hollywood Park over six furlongs on the turf. That effort propelled Weewinnin into the Classic. Dr. William T. and Jill Gray bred Weewinnin out of the unraced Roman Dancer mare Honoree Lady, and race the dual stakes winner in partnership with E-Racing.Com, Janet Lyons and Jeremy Peskoff. Honoree Lady is a half-sister to the stakes-placed, four-time winner Iced Out, who is also by Comic Strip. That encouraging result prompted Honoree Lady’s mating to Comic Strip, who is standing the 2014 season at the Gray’s Farm for $2,500. Honoree Lady’s first foal, a Comic Strip filly named Handfull, has won six of 18 starts and $109,909. Weewinnin is her second foal, and has a record of three wins in six starts and earnings of $281,880. She has produced three more offspring by Comic Strip, including a two-year-old of 2014 named Cochinero. Honoree Lady’s second dam is the dual group-placed, two-time winner Torrie Ann.

Weewinnin

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$251,500 California Cup Turf Classic January 25, 2014

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Sunshine Millions/ California Cup

California Chrome: Derby Dreams

by KEN GURNICK How can a small breeder get a California Chrome, runaway winner of the $250,500 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 25? Steven Coburn and Perry Martin say if they did it, anybody can. They not only did it, as breeders and owners of the son of Harris Farms’ Lucky Pulpit, they did it with the first foal from the first mare they owned. “Start slow and do your homework,” said Coburn, who owns a testing lab in Sacramento. “People need to know, there’s no excitement like watching your horse run in person at the track,” said Martin, who lives south of Carson City and has worked for 20 years for a company that manufactures magnetic tape, using a recipe he developed. “I hope my heart holds out if we go to the Kentucky Derby.” Of course, the fever has hit as California Chrome followed up his impressive win in the $200,500 King Glorious Stakes with the smashing Cal Cup win by 5 1/2 lengths over favored Tamarando. Martin said they turned down two offers for the colt after the King Glorious and the calls will only increase if California Chrome parlays a San Felipe Stakes (March 8) showing into a “Run for the Roses.” Nothing’s impossible, says Coburn, who provides the back story to how the owners and their wives got here. Each couple had a five percent share of the 2006 Not For Love mare Love the Chase, when she was racing under the Blinkers On Racing syndicate while breaking her maiden in an $8,000 claiming race at Golden Gate Fields. When it became clear her upside on the track was capped, she was offered for sale to the partners. Coburn and Martin stepped up after checking the filly out one morning and the partnership has thrived on a handshake. “A groom walked by and said, anybody who buys that

horse is a dumb ass. We looked at each other and said, that’s our stable name—Dumb Ass Partners,” said Martin, explaining the image of a donkey on his racing silks. “We bought her for $8,000 to breed and retired her after two races. We first bred her to Redattore (Brz), but she didn’t take. I did more research on the pedigree line and saw that A.P. Indy bred to Mr. Prospector came up with 21 percent stakes winners. I decided Lucky Pulpit gave us a classic matchup.” Coburn and his wife are longtime horseplayers who bought into Love the Chase looking for a tax writeoff. Steven suggested flying lessons, but Carolyn said that wouldn’t happen. He convinced her that a five percent ownership of a racehorse would be more fun than expensive, and safer than flying a plane. Martin and his wife, Denise, came into the game looking for profit. “My wife and I got into the breeding because of the California (incentive) program,” he said. California Chrome has four wins in eight starts and earnings of $354,850. Like most rookie breeders, it was love at first sight when California Chrome arrived at Harris Farms. Coburn and Martin agreed the colt had that “special” look at birth and “alpha” attitude in the herd. They have a full sister yearling to California Chrome and were awaiting another full sibling in late January. Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome broke his maiden in his second start last May, won the $100,250 Graduation Stakes last July, followed that with a pair of close sixth-place finishes in the Del Mar Futurity (grade I) and Golden State Juvenile Stakes before a 6 1/4-length win in the King Glorious on Dec. 22. As the 5-2 second choice in the Cal Cup Derby, California Chrome swept three-wide around the turn under jockey Victor Espinoza and put himself on the Triple Crown trail in his first race around two turns.

California Chrome

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$250,500 California Cup Derby January 25, 2014

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Sunshine Millions/ California Cup

Susans Express: Green For Go

by JACKIE BARNES My oh my, what a wonderful day it was at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 25, when thousands of fans turned out for the Sunshine Millions/California Cup program. The day featured a 10-race card with five races devoted to showcasing some of the top horses bred or sired in California. With a revised schedule for 2014, the newly created race day is an important overall component in the Golden State Series for California-breds and California-sired runners. The former California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, previously run at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, was renamed and reconfigured. It is now the $201,500 California Cup Oaks for three-year-old fillies at one mile on the turf. The inaugural running of the Oaks was won by 65-1 longshot Susans Express who scored on her stakes debut. It was also the first stakes win in the United States for Jorge Periban, who trains the filly for her breeder Ed Delaney. For Periban, a native of Mexico City who has been training since 1983, it was an astute move entering this daughter of Decarchy and Excessive Susan, by In Excess (Ire), as her pedigree dictated that she would like both the turf and added distance. “I knew his filly could run on the grass, and I made a little mistake when I took the blinkers off,” said Periban. “I put them back. We did our best, and the jockey did a good job too.” For her breeder and co-owner, a former New Yorker who now resides in Southern California, it was a tremendous thrill. Delaney cut his teeth on racing when he and his mother started going to Saratoga in New York. Moved by the raw display of speed by the Thoroughbreds, as well as the fans, Delaney got hooked on racing.

Delaney will savor this victory as much as he did when he won the 2009 Graduation Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with his homebred colt Wolf Trail. It was a contentious field of 14 runners who went to the post for the Oaks. The 3-1 favorite Swiss Lake Yodeler, last year’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, was among those contenders. It was an even start for all, with Norastone taking the lead followed by Harlington’s Rose and Rovenna. Susans Express, with Kent Desormeaux aboard, sat chilly in fourth. With plenty of pace on, the field bunched as they turned for home. Desormeaux found room off the rail into the stretch, where Susans Express took the lead at the sixteenth pole. The duo crossed the wire in time of 1:34.72 to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Desormeaux had earlier won the $126,500 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes with Ciao Bella Luna, so Susans Express gave him a double for the day. Decarchy, who stands at Magali Farms, ranks among California’s leading sires in many categories. As of Feb. 17, he was also ranked seventh nationally among leading turf sires. Excessive Susan has produced four other foals, including Oscillator, a full brother to the Oaks winner who has wins on dirt, all-weather and turf and earnings of $140,798. A winner at three, Excessive Susan is a half-sister to the dual graded stakes-placed stakes winner and $290,665-earner, Del Mar Danny. Susans Express’ winnings of $110,000 pushed her total to $143,140 from a record of 6-2-1-1. This filly looks like she could be any kind and with plenty of stakes opportunities ahead, her future could be a very green one.

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Big Macher: Showing Off

by GENE WILLIAMS Being a big shot more often than not includes a healthy helping of bravura and brashness that borders on being a show-off. Seldom does that attitude win many friends. Such a big shot carries the English-Yiddish moniker of big macher. Well, horse racing’s Big Macher, a four-year-old son of the deceased Beau Genius, has found a way to back up his big shotness. By winning impressively in the $126,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 25, Big Macher earned the right to be considered a big shot among California-bred sprinters. Bred by Ballena Vista Farm and owned by Tom Mansor of La Mesa and Brendan Bakir (Tachycardia Stables) of Malibu, Big Macher posted the third and most important victory of his eight career starts with the Cal Cup Sprint score and gave veteran trainer Richard Baltas another solid stakes win on his resumé. And the bay gelding did it without showing off; instead, methodically tracking longshot Coach Bob until sweeping past early in the stretch and winning by a comfortable 1 3/4 lengths under a cagey ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano. The winning time was 1:08.62 and the victory was worth $75,000, running Big Macher’s career earnings to $146,428. Not bad for a horse who was claimed for $20,000 on his debut. It had been more than two months since Big Macher had been to the winner’s circle, though he had finished second and third in his previous two starts before the Cal Cup feature. Previously, he had posted a 4 1/2-length win in a

seven-furlong allowance event at Hollywood Park on Nov. 9, 2013, following his 4 3/4-length maiden victory, also at Hollywood Park, on Oct. 3. For the Cal Cup Sprint, trainer and jockey seemed to be at odds on strategy for the race, but Baltas won out. “Rafael said he was going to sit far back, but I told him that if he (the horse) breaks sharp not to be too far out of it. I think that’s where he likes to be, up close, and he still can kick when he’s up close. He just came into the race real good and it was a great day.” Baltas acknowledges that luck played a part in the claiming of Big Macher at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club out of his first start on July 13, 2013. “The owners liked the horse and I liked his pedigree,” Baltas said. “So we put in the claim. We won in a three-way shake—which normally requires some luck.” It took Big Macher four tries to break his maiden, as the only thing “big show-off” was showing was that he didn’t know how to handle the starting gate. “He was a terrible gate horse,” the trainer said. “He was really slow getting out of there. Once we got that squared away he has really developed.” Including the maiden win, Big Macher’s record now stands at three wins, a second and a third. Baltas, who has been training for many years both on his own and as an assistant, says a loss actually sent Big Macher into the Cal Cup Sprint. “I had him in an allowance race and caught one of Bob Baffert’s nice horses—Five Palms. My horse finished a nice second. He came out of the race really well and I started training him toward the Sprint.”

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Ciao Bella Luna: Hello, Beautiful

by MARCIE HEACOX Ciao Bella Luna, the lone California-sired runner against 10 California-breds, took down Santa Anita Park’s only remaining Sunshine Millions race in the $126,500 Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes on Jan. 25. The four-year-old filly began quickly from the 11th post position, an advantage for the right-handed turn of the Camino Real downhill turf course. She and multiple stakes winner Marks Mine dueled through hot fractions of :22.45, :44.59 and 1:06.80 but were still in front at the finish, with Ciao Bella Luna the best by half a length. Tribal Spy was third in the field of 11. The final time for about 6 1/2 furlongs on fast turf was 1:12.81. Winning jockey Kent Desormeaux said the race may have been clinched when Marks Mine jumped crossing the dirt course. “I got that neck in front and when I asked her, we just took off,” he said. “We really came home; it was quick for the hill.” Desormeaux was once based in California but now rides in parts east, and Ciao Bella Luna gave him his first stakes victory here since 2009. He could barely get anywhere after the race without being congratulated or stopping to catch up with an old friend. Luckily, he had a one-race break before his next mount, a win aboard 65-1 longshot Susans Express in the $201,500 California Cup Oaks. Peter Miller is Ciao Bella Luna’s trainer, and Pamela Burkhardt and Gary Hartunian of Rockingham Ranch are her owners. Miller said they bought her for $250,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale with all-weather surfaces in mind, but have only run her on turf. “She ran well last time when we prepped her in the

(grade II, $200,500 Monrovia Stakes),” Miller said. “This was the logical spot to come back and she ran super.” Ciao Bella Luna began her racing career for breeders Dennis and Carol Yokum. They bred their winning Conquistador Cielo mare, Shadow of the Moon, to Tribal Rule in 2009 after she foaled a Tiznow filly in California. In 2010, she gave birth to Ciao Bella Luna at Elm Tree Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Ciao Bella Luna failed to meet her reserve as a yearling in Keeneland’s 2011 January Horses of All Ages Sale, so the Yokums brought her to California to be broken at Schvaneveldt Ranch in Romoland. “We liked what we were seeing and asked our good friend and trainer Dennis Patterson if he'd like to be partnered on her,” Dennis Yokum said. Patterson trained Ciao Bella Luna for two wins and a stakes placing at Golden Gate Fields, and his wife, Theresa Patterson, was part-owner along with the Yokums’ CarDen Racing Stable. The Pattersons also gave her, her name, which is Italian for “Hello (or) Goodbye Beautiful Moon.” After the Yokums and Patterson sold a majority interest, Racing Hall of Fame member Jerry Hollendorfer took over training duties and Ciao Bella Luna moved base to Southern California. The filly’s greatest achievement, though, occurred in her home state when she won Keeneland’s grade II, $150,000 Beaumont Stakes in April of last year. Ciao Bella Luna then competed in three more stakes races, placing in the $74,920 Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park, before being sold to her current connections. Her lifetime earnings total $262,110, $75,000 of it from the Sunshine Millions win. Her lifetime record is 12-4-2-0.

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$126,500 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint January 25, 2014

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The 2014 Cal Cup Party

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CTBA Member Profile

Art Sherman: Long On Talent

by STEVE SCHUELEIN Do not overlook trainer Art Sherman. The former jockey may only measure 5’ 2” but he stands tall in California racing. Sherman, who celebrated his 77th birthday in February, has spent more than six decades in the sport and crosses his fingers that he is conditioning a three-year-old colt who will prove special. “He’s been a dream horse,” said Sherman last month of California-bred California Chrome from the Santa Anita Park mezzanine boxes after watching another starter run. California Chrome elevated his status in the three-yearold division with a five-length romp in the $250,750 California Cup Derby going 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Jan. 25, his third stakes win against Calbreds at three different tracks. Sherman realized that the colt would have to prove himself in open stakes competition in March and April but expressed optimism that California Chrome possessed the necessary qualities for the Triple Crown trail. “The horse is peaking at the right time,” said Sherman. “I don’t think distance will be a problem. He is a horse with speed who can rate—always dangerous, especially in California. ©Benoit “When his owners (Steve Coburn and Perry Martin) sent him to me as a two-year-old up north, they kept telling me they had the Kentucky Derby winner for me,” said Sherman with a chuckle. “I said, ‘Good, because I can sure use a Kentucky Derby winner.’” Sherman learned early in life what a Kentucky Derby winner looks like. He was introduced to the sport in 1953, at the Ontario ranch of owner Rex Ellsworth and while beginning to ride at Hollywood Park accompanied Swaps to Churchill Downs for his 1955 Kentucky Derby victory. Sherman said that he galloped and occasionally worked Swaps on days that his regular exercise rider, Chester White, was off. “Swaps had a star on his forehead, not a blaze like California Chrome,” said Sherman, hoping that the flashy chestnut may one day be mentioned in the same breath with the legend. Sherman is adjusting to a new training locale at Los Alamitos Race Course and is happy with the new arrange-

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ment. “Doc (Ed) Allred canít do enough for the horsemen,” said Sherman of the track owner. “He painted our barns. The Quarter Horse people embraced us pretty nice.” Los Alamitos, a longtime Quarter Horse stronghold, opened its stable area for 500 Thoroughbreds, expanded its fivefurlong track to nearly one mile and acquired two short Thoroughbred meets from July 3-13 and Dec. 4-21 in response to the closing of Hollywood Park last year. Sherman has 16 head at Los Alamitos and hopes to have 20—including six owned by Allred—in time for the first meet there. Sherman predicts a bright future for the track as a vital cog on the revamped Southern California circuit, citing its location and the expenditures it is making for improvements. Los Alamitos is only part of the relocation in Sherman’s life. He and Faye, his wife of 52 years, bought a house in Rancho Bernardo in San Diego County last year, after living in San Mateo for 30 years. Sherman also rented a house in Lakewood from where he and son Alan can commute to Los Alamitos. Alan, 45, serves as Sherman’s chief assistant in Southern California while older brother Steve, 49, went on his own in Northern California in 2008, largely with horses from his father’s clients. Horses are shuttled back and forth when the situation warrants. “Steve is doing great up north,” said Sherman of his son’s 30-horse stable at Golden Gate Fields. “He is second-leading trainer to (Hall of Famer Jerry) Hollendorfer. Nobody is going to beat ‘The Dorf.’” California Chrome is the latest in a long list of Cal-bred stakes winners who have helped Sherman win more than 2,100 races and earn more than $36 million in purses since 1979. He has been a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1984. Sherman said his best female was Ultra Blend, who climaxed her career with a victory in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (grade I) at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in 2011. She won 11 of 25 starts, earned $1,015,646, was sold at auction to Japanese interests for $700,000 and is now expecting her second foal.

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“She was one of those gutty fillies you love to train,” said Sherman. “She was not too big, but boy did she have heart.” Amanda’s Affair, another female, gave Sherman his first stakes victory in the 1983 San Jose Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse. “She always ran with her head completely on the ground,” said Sherman. “She was so big that as a yearling in the field, she ran under the branch of a tree and broke several vertebrae.” Desert Boom, a $32,000 claim, won the Berkeley Handicap (grade III) at Golden Gate Fields and $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes at Canterbury Park in 2005, and handed Eclipse Award winner Declan’s Moon his first setback in 2006 at Hollywood Park. Vaca City Flyer, a speedy five-year-old mare, won four straight stakes races in Northern California during 2006, including the $50,350 Rockridge Stakes at Golden Gate in a course record :55.25 for five furlongs on turf. Other Cal-bred stakes winners trained by Sherman include Rickrack, Easy Come Easy Go, Misnan, Lady Michele, Fancee Bargain and the group I-placed Jet West. However, Sherman’s major stakes victories have not been restricted to Cal-breds. He won his first grade I with Siren Lure in the 2006 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park and added two more at the Inglewood facility: Lang Field in the 2007 Citation Handicap and Haimish Hy in the 2010 Hollywood Derby. Haimish Hy was named in memory of Sherman’s brother-in-law, Hyman Pearl. The only broodmare Sherman owns is stakes-placed Tifonica (Arg), the 16-year-old dam of Haimish Hy. Carthage, a gelding claimed for $32,000, strung together four straight 2006 stakes victories in Northern California, including a three-length victory over popular champion Lost in the Fog in the $97,500 Golden Gate Fields Sprint Stakes. “Lost in the Fog was something like one-to-nine and the track gave away bobblehead dolls of him,” recalled Sherman. “That was the first time I was booed after winning a stake.” Sherman boasts a long history of success with modestly priced horses and sharp claims. “I don’t have the bankroll like a lot of these guys,” said Sherman. “The most I ever spent at a sale was $50,000. I try to stay in the $30,000 range. “For a small stable, we make our presence felt,” added

Sherman. “Our percentage is always decent.” He credited Paul Guidotti, under whom he worked before going on his own, for training lessons learned, and trainer Richard Matlow for sales pointers. Several of Sherman’s major stakes victories in Southern California lit up the tote board. Ultra Blend was the longest shot in a field of five in the Clement Hirsch at 10-1, Lang Field was 18-1 in the Citation and Haimish Hy was 11-1 in the Hollywood Derby. Sherman won the Triple Bend for the first time in 1988, when it was grade III, with Perfec Travel, his first graded stakes winner who was dismissed at odds of 36-1. “On the way to the airport, Sam Matar, his owner, packed the bills in his boots with all the money he won,” said Sherman of the big payday. Another of Sherman’s major stakes winners was Lykatill Hil, who captured 19 of 61 starts and earned $893,270 from 1992 to 1999, for owner Bill Zellerbach. “Bill is my oldest client,” said Sherman of the 91-year-old San Franciscan who still owns horses with him. “He’s been with me for 35 years. He’s like a father to me.” Sherman said that Lykatill Hil is also thriving at 26 in an equine retirement home. Sherman, who rode for 23 years, cherishes memories galore of his long journey in the sport. He remembered meeting Prince Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth, his actress wife, at Ellsworth’s Ontario farm when they visited the stallion Khaled (GB). While working for Ellsworth and trainer Mesh Tenney at Hollywood Park, he met screen stars Walter Brennan and Margaret O’Brien while they were filming “Glory.” After winning the 1959 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Bowie Race Course in Maryland aboard Tinkalero, he was greeted in the winner’s circle by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Vice President Richard Nixon, who presented the trophy. Sherman had a bond with Nixon. “We both went to Whittier High School,” he said. Just a few miles south on the 605 Freeway from Whittier, Sherman is content to ply his trade at Los Alamitos. “At this stage of the game, I’m just happy to be doing what I’m doing. There is no retiring in my future. “I’ve always had decent luck,” said Sherman. “I won with the last horse I rode and with the first starter I trained.” He would like to get lucky once more this spring.

Ultra Blend—Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes—August 6, 2011

California Chrome—$250,750 California Cup Derby—January 25, 2014

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Regional Sales

As Strong As Ever

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE A quarter-century of auctions under the Barretts banner will be celebrated on Monday, March 3, when the Pomonabased company hosts its 25th Anniversary March Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Back on March 5 and 6, 1990, Barretts Equine Sales hosted its inaugural sale and the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex will once again be the venue for this year’s offering of juveniles by Barretts Sales & Racing. Twenty-five years ago, 196 of the 270 two-yearolds through the sales ring sold for $16,405,000, while 2014 will see a catalog of 140 entries, 14 of whom are California-breds, hoping to improve on last year’s totals for 61 juveniles sold of $8,751,000 in gross receipts and average and median prices of $143,459 and $100,000, respectively. The 2013 buyback rate was 33.7 percent. Last year’s $675,000 sale-topper Corfu has had a busy time since then, winning the Saratoga Special Stakes (grade II) in stakes record time and earning $214,200 overall before retiring to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Florida for this year’s breeding season. Other graduates of this annual March auction who have also performed well during the last 12 months include: the 2013 Champagne Stakes (grade I) winner Havana, a $575,000 purchase last year who has since earned $708,000; the $$422,140-earner Gervinho, a grade II winner of 2013 whose $120,000 reserve was not achieved in 2012; and Sum of the Parts, sold for $150,000 three years ago and now a dual graded stakes winner of $806,543. Following the Training Preview starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, Feb. 27, this year’s sale will commence at 2:00 pm on March 3, featuring sire power second to none. Besides offering sons and daughters of eight of last year’s top 10 national sires, namely Awesome Again, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Macho Uno, Malibu Moon, Unbridled’s Song and War Front, the catalog also boasts a filly by the internationally renowned Galileo. Also among the entries are progeny by many other prominent national sires, including Any Given Saturday, Artie Schiller, Candy Ride (Arg), City Zip, Colonel John, Curlin, Dunkirk, Elusive Quality, Ghostzapper, Into Mischief, Lemon Drop Kid, Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Pioneerof the Nile, Scat Daddy, Sky Mesa, Smart Strike, Street Boss, Street Cry (Ire), Street Sense and Tale of the Cat. Plus, there are two-year-olds from the first crops of grade I winners Discreetly Mine, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Midshipman, Quality Road, Super Saver and Tale of Ekati, while leading local sires with juvenile representatives include Desert Code, Dixie Chatter and Tribal Rule. In 2014, the March sale will feature 55 separate consignments from 17 individual consignors. Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, the leading consignor

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at this auction for the past three years, has 23 entries cataloged. They are led by a noteworthy trio commprising of a Zensational filly out of a Giant’s Causeway half-sister to the grade I-winning California champion Brother Derek, an Irish-bred daughter of Galileo out of 2003 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (grade I) winner and $2,051,160-earner Adoration, and a Tale of the Cat half-brother to grade I winner Forest Secrets. Among the 20 juveniles being consigned by Eddie Woods are: a filly by Concord Point from the family of the 2009 Eclipse Champion ThreeYear-Old Male, Summer Bird; a son of Street Cry (Ire) and Tapit’s grade I winner Careless Jewel; and a daughter of Munnings out of a stakes-winning half-sister to the 2012 and 2103 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (grade I) winner Mizdirection. The 16-strong Havens Bloodstock Agency consignment is headlined by a Congrats colt out of graded stakes winner Angela’s Love, while Steven Venosa’s SGV Thoroughbreds group of a dozen features both a Henrythenavigator half-sister to 2012 Best Pal Stakes (grade II) winner Know More and an Indian Charlie colt from the family of the 2006 Eclipse champion and 2007 Kentucky Derby (grade I) winner, Street Sense. Under the care of Mike Puhich, Pegasus Training Center is represented by 11 two-year-olds, including a son of Bernardini out of a half-sister to Real Quiet, also a Kentucky Derby-winning Eclipse champion, and a Dixie Chatter half-sister to California champion Ismene. Also with an 11-strong representation is Sequel Bloodstock. Becky Thomas’ most notable entries are a Desert Party colt from the family of the grade I-winning California champion Pirate���s Revenge and a Line of David half-brother to last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (grade I) winner Ria Antonia. Additional entries worth a mention are: a Ghostzapper filly out of a half-sister to the dam of dual 2013 grade I winner Big Blue Kitten with Niall Brennan Stables; a son of Tiz Wonderful from the family of two-time Eclipse champion Silverbulletday with Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds; a daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of a half-sister to the Eclipse Horse of the Year, Holy Bull, with Bruno De Berdt and David Scanlon’s Excel Bloodstock; a Pulpit colt out of a half-sister to 2010 grade I winner Paddy O’Prado from Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds; a Bellamy Road half-sister to 2011 grade I winner Ultimate Eagle with McCarthy Bloodstock; and a Northern Afleet filly from the family of Santa Anita Handicap (grade I) winner Rock Hard Ten with Stephens Thoroughbreds. For additional information about this year’s Barretts March Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, call (909) 629-3099 or visit www.barretts.com to view the catalog online.

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Regional Sales

Shifting Gears

by LISA GROOTHEDDE For the second consecutive year, youngsters ruled retts January leaderboard. His two-year-old Florida-bred California’s mixed-age bloodstock market, as a pair of colt out of the unraced Tale of the Cat mare Not Affiliated untested racing prospects sold for $70,000 each to share top was acquired by California trainer Carl O’Callaghan, agent billing at the 2014 Barretts January Mixed Sale. for Dr. Patrick Sheehy’s Super Horse. The colt had previThe Pomona auction, which from 2006 through 2012 ously sold at yearling auctions in Florida and Arizona for had been dominated by broodmares and broodmare respective prices of $37,000, then $47,000, and was offered prospects but last year experienced a major shift when just at Barretts by H & E Ranch. two mares were included among the sale’s top 10-priced H & E Ranch also consigned the sale’s top-priced filly, a horses, again reserved its best results for its youngest avail- Louisiana-bred daughter of Old Fashioned out of the Canaable Thoroughbreds when a single session was conducted at dian stakes winner Bond Queen, by Stormy Atlantic. The the Hinds Pavilion on Jan. 27. This two-year-old auction veteran, who year’s top 10-priced horses, ranging in had previously sold on the commerdemand from $70,000 through cial market in Florida as a weanling $30,000, included two four-year-olds and in Florida and Arizona as a yearin active training, four two-year-olds, ling for successive prices of $16,000 three yearlings and a single broodthrough $62,000, was purchased in mare. California by Rozamund Barclay for Overall, the sale was marked by $65,000. across-the-board improvements. The highest-priced broodmare of From the 270 horses of varying age the 2014 auction, and the fourthand gender who were offered at this highest seller overall, was eight-year-old year’s auction, host Barretts Sales & Chalula One, a daughter of Bertrando Racing reported the sale of 224 indi- Bred in California by John Perrotta and Edward who was consigned by River Edge viduals for gross receipts of Mercaldo, this yearling colt by Midnight Lute was Farm, agent. The 2011 Bangles and $1,944,900, a 26.6 percent increase consigned by H & E Ranch and sold for $70,000 as Beads Stakes winner sold for $55,000 the joint highest-priced seller at this year’s from the $1,536,100 in total sales to Marsha Naify while carrying a Barretts January Mixed Sale. achieved at the corresponding auction Tribal Rule foal in utero. in 2013, when 184 of 239 horses led through the ring were sold. Selling for $35,000 to Rick Wiest as the most expensive Accompanying the higher overall bottom line were a horse of racing age at the vendue was four-year-old Seamark, four percent rise in average price, from $8,348 in 2013 to a Distorted Humor gelding out of Eclipse Champion Ajina, $8,683 this year, and an 18.9 percent rise in median, from by Strawberry Road (Aus), who was offered by trainer Eoin $4,500 to $5,350. The buy-back rate also improved, from Harty as agent 18 days after he broke his maiden at Golden 23 percent last year to 17 percent this year, as 46 horses did Gate Fields. Seamark subsequently rewarded Wiest with an not meet their respective reserves. allowance victory at Turf Paradise on Feb. 17. Achieving the greatest year-by-year progress were horses The offspring of California’s dominant stallion of the of racing age, which elicited a tremendous 102.7 percent past decade, Unusual Heat, proved the most popular among increase in average price. In 2013, 22 horses in this category buyers. The Harris Farms resident reigned as the auction’s grossed $121,300 for an average price of $5,514. This year, leading sire of juveniles by average price, two or more sold, 42 horses aged three and up sold for a collective $469,400, with two members of his 2012 crop averaging $30,500 each. averaging $11,176 each. Unusual Heat also led the yearling segment, with three filHeadlining the 2014 Barretts January Mixed Sale were lies from his 2013 crop selling for an average of $24,900. two youngsters by high-profile Kentucky stallions. The leading covering sire was Tribal Rule. Five mares Selling to Alex Solis II and Jason Litt on behalf of offered in foal to the Ballena Vista Farm stallion sold for an Patrick Keogh was a California-bred yearling colt by North average price of $20,300. America’s second-highest-ranked second-crop sire of 2013, With 61 horses reported as sold for a collective Midnight Lute. Produced by the Deputy Minister mare $437,400, Havens Bloodstock Agency ranked as the aucBellastrega and bred by John Perrotta and Edward Mer- tion’s top consignor by gross sales. California-based trainer caldo, the colt was offered by consignor Sam Hendricks as Mark Glatt was the biggest spender, with three purchases part of a complete dispersal for Mercaldo. totaling $78,700. North America’s leading second-crop sire of 2013, For complete results of the 2014 Barretts January Mixed Majestic Warrior, also was represented at the top of the Bar- Sale, visit www.barretts.com.

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“NEW OWNERSHIP” Unbridled’s Song—Constantia, by Relaunch Fee: $1,500 2014 WINNERS: Back to Back winner in a Maiden Special Weight and Allowance Winner: AWESOME PROSPECT. Maiden Winner: FULL DRESS CODE, Winner: FULL INSTINCT, Maiden Winner: FULL’S KRIS S. 76% WINNERS FROM STARTERS Average Earnings Per Starter—$26,500

Bertrando—Tiny Kristin, by Steelinctive Fee: $1,500 2014 WINNERS:

Allowance Winner: QUINNETTE, Allowance Winner: STORMY TRIP, Maiden Special Weight Winner: GALVIN JACK, Winner: STARRY STORM, Winner: SMOKIN PADRE, Winner: SENJEN, Winner: ROBINDIP, Maiden Winner: MOUNT ZION.


Unbridled-Tom’s a La Mode, by Alleged Fee: Private Treaty

• A Leading California Sire whose runners are led by stakes winner WARRENS’ VENEDA ($300,064). • 2014 winners include WARREN’S ROSEBUD ($96,080), two time winner at Santa Anita Park. Average Earnings Per Starter $33,343

Bernstein – Miss Cheers, by Carson City Fee $2,500

• Multiple GI winner of $564,650, from the family of Multiple GI winning sire, OPEN VERSE. • MAKE MUSIC FOR ME is a half brother to 2013 Stakes winner I DAZZLE ($228,709) and stakes placed Masculino ($210,070).

Smart Strike – Secreto’s Glory, by Secreto Fee $600

• By SMART STRIKE sire of black type winners, including champions CURLIN, ENGLISH CHANNEL and LOOKIN AT LUCKY.

• Out of Graded Stakes Placed mare SECRETO’S GLORY, by SECRETO, Dam of 9 foals to race, 8 winners, including champion FORTY ZIP.

A.P. Indy – Splendid Blended, by Unbridled’s Song Fee $2,500

• Son Of Twice Leading Sire A.P. INDY and multiple GI winner SPLENDID BLENDED ($742,060) • Sold for $900,000 as a Yearling at Fasig-Tipton in August of 2009 !


The Grade California-Breds

Tamarando: The Real Deal

by JERRY KLEIN As the two leaders raced to the wire in the grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 15, a student of form would have nodded knowingly. The classiest members of the eight-horse field, a grade I winner and a dual grade I runner-up, were head-to-head. And as happened exactly when the same pair met in the Del Mar Futurity (grade I) last September, Larry and Marianne Williams’ Tamarando got the best of Dance With Fate in the closing strides to claim a half-length victory. The homebred son of Bertrando almost missed the race, as trainer Jerry Hollendorfer had targeted the El Camino for his Jan. 18 California Derby hero Exit Stage Left. But after a training injury shelved that Golden Gate specialist, Hollendorfer substituted Tamarando from his ample barn, which also includes last year’s Eclipse two-year-old champion Shared Belief. That was more than acceptable to the Williamses, who had seen their star thrive on all-weather tracks at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Hollywood Park, where he was a combined 6-3-1-1, but fail to show his closing punch over Santa Anita Park’s dirt oval in three tries. The move to Golden Gate’s Tapeta surface, not to mention the chance for the inform three-year-old colt to try 1 1/8 miles, was compelling. California Derby runner-up Enterprising, trained by Tom Proctor and piloted by Gary Stevens, was favored at 6-5 over second-choice Tamarando (2-1). He looked the quickest in a group lacking speed, but I’ll Wrap It Up set the early pace with Enterprising and Dance With Fate close by. Tamarando was last in the bunched field after a half-mile split of :49.73, more than two seconds slower than any of his Southern California races. Consequently, “He was laying closer than normal but was within himself,” rider Russell

Baze said afterward. “I asked him at the three-eighths pole because I knew there were strong horses in front of us.” The overland route was all that Baze had open to him and Tamarando responded with a lot of energy, despite a five-wide trip around the far turn. With an eighth of a mile to go, Enterprising started to falter but Dance With Fate was still in high gear. He was briefly in the clear but just as quickly was joined by Tamarando. With both jockeys working furiously, it was the latter’s unrelenting run that overhauled Dance With Fate with 40 yards to go. “He got me right up to them,” said Baze, “and then had enough to push by. Jerry had me on a lot of horse.” Tamarando’s effort impressed Hollendorfer. “It takes an awful lot to run them down and he closed a lot of ground,” he noted. “This horse runs well every race. He’s very sound and seems happy all the time.” The victory was Tamarando’s fourth in 10 career starts and his third stakes score. His bankroll swelled to $625,120 and he earned 10 points in the hunt for a starting spot in the Kentucky Derby (grade I). To that prospect, Hollendorfer said, “With his style, a mile-and-a-quarter may be okay. I’m looking at (Turfway Park’s) Spiral Stakes and he might train here.” As for the other Derby point-earners, said the runner-up’s rider, Aaron Gryder, “If (he) could’ve saved a little energy early, I think we may have had a different story at the end, but he was on the bridle more than I would have liked.” Stevens noted that Enterprising “didn’t pick it up for me like I thought he was going to. I’m not so sure he handles the track that well.” Tamarando is the sixth foal and third stakes winner out of the graded stakes-placed Dehere mare Tamarack Bay. His half-brother U’narack, also trained by Hollendorfer, won the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar last August.

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Racing In Southern California

Downhill Domination By Cal-Bred Duo

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by RUDI GROOTHEDDE In the two stakes races carded for males going about 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park this past month, the Cal-bred duo of Lakerville and Red Outlaw, respective sons of the Golden State’s current top two sires Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) and Tribal Rule (Ballena Vista Farm), proved superior in open company. He Got Game Making only his seventh career start while also having to overcome a lay-off of more than 17 months, sixyear-old Lakerville became a stakes winner for the first time with an exciting victory as an 8-1 wagering choice against eight opponents in the $92,200 Clocker’s Corner Stakes on Jan. 26. As per the Equibase race chart, the chestnut horse “chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch and rallied under urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best” by one length over Sweet Swap in an impressive final time of 1:11.75 with Corey Nakatani in the irons. Bred by his trainer Barry Abrams in partnership with Team Green, Lakerville is the first of only three foals produced by Foreverinthegame, a daughter of Out of Place who died three years ago and whose other offspring to race is the grade II winner and 2013 California Champion Three-Year-Old Male, Gervinho. A 1 3/4-length winner of his debut on Oct. 22, 2011, when negotiating the same course and distance of his first black-type win, Lakerville’s next two starts came in allowance company at six furlongs on Hollywood Park’s grass course where he won 27 days later and then ran second on June 24, 2012. Two more allowance wins and a runner-up finish in the $93,600 Green Flash

Handicap then followed at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club within less than a month, when he raced at five furlongs on the turf on July 18, July 25 and Aug. 15. With his $60,120 payday in the Clocker’s Corner, Lakerville has now earned $272,660 for Abrams and coowner M. (Madeline) Auerbach LLC. Top Gun On Feb. 16, the $97,450 Baffle Stakes for three-yearolds was won by Red Outlaw, the 13th and final foal out of Slewpy’s unraced 1994 daughter Anachristna who is also the dam of dual grade II winner Liberian Freighter. Bred by Marsha Naify’s Liberty Road Stables, the chestnut gelding earned $60,600 to remain unbeaten in three starts for trainer Peter Miller and owners Blinkers On Racing Stable, Aurelio, Bizovi, Coons, Dizonno, Gaylord, et. al. After being carried four-wide while stalking Noble Metal (GB), Red Outlaw defeated fellow Cal-bred Gangnam Guy, the 9-5 favorite in a seven-strong field, by half a length after the duo bumped in mid-stretch. While recording a winning time of 1:12.05, the 5-2 second favorite was given hand ride by Joel Rosario. Red Outlaw’s previous two career wins came on allweather surfaces. Following a 2 3/4-length triumph in maiden special weight company going five furlongs on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track with Edwin Maldonado aboard on June 9 of last year, Red Outlaw’s other victory came on Jan. 20, when Russell Baze rode him to an win by 2 1/4 lengths in a six-furlong allowance optional claiming test on the Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields. Purchased for $40,000 at the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale, Red Outlaw has now earned $115,200.

Lakerville—$92,200 Clocker’s Corner Stakes—January 26, 2014

Red Outlaw—$97,450 Baffle Stakes—February 16, 2014

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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION proudly presents the 2014 Training Center Tour

March 15th 7 AM to 2 PM • Cost $20 per person This is a drive yourself motorcade tour We will begin the tour by visiting the all newly renovated

San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall. We will see the track in action - Visit the barn area, swimming pool and gallop trails. Next we will tour Galway Downs in Temecula. This facility in under new ownership. We will see the training track, the barn area and the many amenities this horse center has to offer. At high Noon we will serve lunch to all participants at Milky Way Farm where several great stallions reside and many newborn foals will be showcased. After lunch optional wine tasting is available at several nearby wineries. Keyways, Oak Mountain, Leonesse, Danza Del Sol and many more! PLEASE REGISTER before MARCH 5TH by mailing your check to: CTFMA, PO Box 876, Fallbrook, CA 92088 For more information please contact us at: ctfma@yahoo.com http://www.thoroughbredinfo.com/showcase/ctfma.php


SEA OF SECRETS Storm Cat—Love From Mom, by Mr. Prospector 2014 FEE: $2,500

MANY RIVERS

Storm Cat—Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed 2014 FEE: $3,000

G.S.M= 74.5

G.S.M=77.5

GIG HARBOR

BOLD CHIEFTAIN

G.S.M=76

G.S.M=64.4

City Zip—Miss Blue Grass, by St. Jovite 2014 FEE: $1,500

INDIAN EVENING

Indian Charlie—Unenchantedevening, by Unbridles Song 2014 FEE: $3,000

G.S.M=98.9

Chief Seattle—Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer 2014 FEE: $3,000

IDIOT PROOF

Benchmark—Perfectly Pretty, by Bertrando 2014 FEE: $1,500

G.S.M=99.8


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Dealing With Twins Down On The Farm

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Twinning in mares occurs more often than people realize. Most veterinarians who specialize in equine reproduction know that when dealing with mares—particularly Thoroughbred mares—it’s not a matter of if, but when horse breeders will discover their first twin abortions. Until the advent of ultrasound and the ability to discover and terminate a twin pregnancy early on, twinning was considered the leading cause of non-infectious abortion in mares. During the last several decades, with routine early examinations and twin terminations in Thoroughbred mares, the rate of twin abortions has dropped from about 30 percent to less than six percent of all abortions. Dr. Peter Sheerin, owner of Nandi Veterinary Associates in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, an equine practice with a strong emphasis on reproduction, says it is important to do an early pregnancy exam at 14 to 16 days after ovulation or breeding. “At that time we can resolve a twin pregnancy by simply crushing one embryo,” he says. “When I was at Rood and Riddle we did a study on twins and twin reduction and found that mares treated with anti-inflammatories, such as Banamine, and progestin at the time of twin reduction had a higher live foal rate— of the singleton left—than the mares that were not treated with anything at the time of twin reduction. If your veterinarian is going to reduce a twin pregnancy, the mare should be treated with Banamine and Regumate or some other progestin,” says Sheerin. The nice thing about ultrasound is that it has enabled us to detect and deal with twin pregnancies very early in the pregnancy. “This has dramatically decreased the inci-

16-day embryo fixed on a cyst

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dence of abortions due to twins, and of twins being born,” he says. If the mare is not checked early, however, or the twins are not detected at that time, we can still deal with twins using other techniques. Between 70 and 90 days, the veterinarian can do a surgical procedure to perform cervical dislocation on one fetus, going in through the mare’s flank and doing this by feel through the uterine wall. “This works fairly well; the success rate is good if the practitioner has a lot of experience. The cost, however, is fairly high,” says Sheerin. The next thing that might be done (at 150 to 180 days of gestation) is a cardiac puncture. “The mare is sedated and the two fetuses are located using ultrasound over the abdomen. The veterinarian sticks a needle into the heart of one fetus—going through the abdominal and uterine walls—to inject either potassium chloride or procaine penicillin,” he says. The downside of this procedure is that the remaining foal is usually smaller and compromised. “When you do the cervical dislocation at 70 to 90 days the amount of placenta that each fetus has is not yet very big. The one that you destroy leaves enough room so that the placenta of the live twin can expand and get more contact with the uterus. But when you destroy one of them at 150 to 180 days, this doesn’t happen.” The placenta of the live twin doesn’t have enough area to expand and gain more contact as the fetus grows. The foal gets its nutrition via the mare’s bloodstream across the placenta. If this is compromised, the foal will not grow as well. “If you miss both of those windows and the twins are coming closer to term, the thing to remember is that the majority of mares will abort both fetuses. This is because the foals have outgrown their food supply and starve. The other thing that may happen as they get closer to term is that one of them dies. If the smaller one dies, the remaining one may be born alive. But then you are dealing with a dead fetus in the reproductive tract and this may have an impact on the surviving foal. When it is born, it is compromised and may need intensive care,” says Sheerin. If you end up with twins who go far enough to be born alive you often end up with dystocia. There are two heads, two necks and eight legs that may all be trying to come through the birth canal at the same time. “This will depend on where the pregnancies are located. If there is one in each horn, this may create more problem than if one is more in the horn and body of the uterus and the

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other is tucked up in the horn.” If one is closer than the other it may come first, without problems, and be followed by the second one. “The main thing is that whenever there are two foals, there is an increased risk for dystocia. The problem with this type of dystocia is when a person reaches into the mare to correct it, and doesn’t know there are twins, you may be working with a head from one foal and a leg from the other,” he says. You may assume it’s the same animal and start manipulating or pulling (trying to pull two foals through a narrow tunnel that is designed for just one) and complicate the problem. This is dangerous for the foals and the mare. Caring For Twin Foals It all depends on the individual case whether or not the twin(s) survive to become functional adults. “The major factor is how severely the foal or foals are affected at the time of birth. It’s hard to make generalizations. Usually they will both be smaller than a normal singleton. Sometimes they do fine, and sometimes they are severely compromised,” says Sheerin. The foals may be premature or dysmature, or have limb deformities. They may have more chance for survival in a hospital situation, depending on how compromised they are. “They may need intensive care, and may still end up smaller as adults than they would have been as singletons.” It might be tougher for them to fulfill their genetic potential as an athlete. “If you were expecting a Thoroughbred who should be about 16 hands or 16.1 you may end up with something that is only 15 hands. If it’s healthy it may still become an athlete, but at a disadvantage because of its smaller size,” he says. In some breeds it may not matter if the foal doesn’t grow to potential, especially if it will just be a pleasure horse or pet. “During the 10 years I was at Rood and Riddle in Kentucky, we delivered one set of twins who did

fine. By contrast, in practice I’ve attended dystocias in three other sets of twins and we ended up with nothing. In one case, the twins were both alive when the mare started labor, but they didn’t make it. In another case, they were both dead and we had to extract the mess because they were all tangled together. In the third case, there was one alive and one dead when we started, and by the time we got everything untangled, they were both dead. These three were all mares who the owner had no history on. One of the mares was purchased already pregnant, and the other two were bred by somebody else—and because they had dystocias I got called. In none of these cases did the owner know the mares were carrying twins, until they started foaling and had dystocia,” he says. There have been reports in all breeds of twins, and some of them do fine. “But in the grand scheme of things, the majority of them are not fine. Because surviving twins are so rare, you hear about them.” But for every success story there are hundreds of tragedies.

Incidence Of Twins “Thoroughbreds, warmbloods and draft horses have the most frequent incidence of twins. It’s a genetic tendency; once a twinner, always a twinner. The twins come from the mare when she has double ovulations. A mare who double ovulates will tend to do it again,” says Sheerin. Mare owners need to be aware of the possibilities. “This is why we encourage multiple early pregnancy exams. Mare owners want to keep their costs down, and may not do the multiple exams, and end up with twins and a mess. They are gambling, based on the breed.” The Thoroughbred owner would be more apt to have a mare checked. “The important thing to check, when monitoring the mare to breed her, is to know if there are multiple follicles

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maturing. She doesn’t need to have two huge follicles for twins to occur. For example, if she has a 40 mm follicle and a 30 and you think she’s just going to ovulate the 40—and you check her and she ovulated on the 40 but the 30 is still there—depending on the quality of the semen she could still conceive an embryo on the smaller one, a few days later. That’s the biggest reason for multiple exams, says Sheerin. “Let’s say we check the mare at 16 days post-ovulation. We will readily find the first one, but if she ovulated the second one five days later (and that embryo is only 11 days old) we may miss that smaller one.” This can easily happen if the veterinarian isn’t looking for the second one.

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SOUGHT AFTER

2000 Bay - Height 16.0 - Dosage Profile: 12-7-19-0-0; DI: 3.00; CD: +0.82

RACE AND (STAKES) RECORD

SOUGHT AFTER did not race.

IN THE STUD

Mr. Prospector 1178 foals, 181 SWs

SOUGHT AFTER entered stud in 2003.

STATISTICAL SUMMARY 8 crops

Foals of racing age Starters (/Fls) Winners (/Str) Total Starts Total Wins (/Starts) Total Earnings Avg. Earnings (/Str) Avg. Earnings (/Start) Stakes Wnrs (/Str) Stakes Horses (/Str) Avg. Earnings Index Comparable Index 2013 Statistics

Starters Winners (/Str) Total Starts Total Wins (/Starts) Total Earnings Avg. Earnings (/Str) Avg. Earnings (/Start) Stakes Wnrs (/Str)

Lifetime

Lifetime 2yo

Seeking the Gold (1985) 935 foals, 92 SWs

96 96 57(59%) 33(34%) 35(61%) 12(36%) 682 99 87(13%) 15(15%) $1,549,247 $379,851 $27,180 $11,511 $2,272 $3,837 1(2%) 0(0%) 5(9%) 3(9%) 0.76 0.99 0.87 26 11(42%) 118 17(14%) $191,554 $7,367 $1,623 0(0%)

Con Game 10 foals, 3 SWs

Danzig 1074 foals, 202 SWs Smolensk (1992) 12 foals, 1 SWs Blush With Pride 15 foals, 3 SWs

SOUGHT AFTER HAS SIRED

CONTROL SEEKER (2006 c., dam by Red Ransom). 10 wins, 2 to 7, 2013, $377,338, Bull Dog H.-L, Joseph T. Grace H., 2nd All-American S.-G3, I’m Smokin S.-LR. Mom’s Intuition (2004 f., Beau Genius). 6 wins, 4 to 6, $56,747, 3rd Bluegrass S. Bean Who (2005 c., Cutlass Reality). Winner at 3, $29,690, 3rd Gateway to Glory S. Due South (2008 f., Cee’s Tizzy). 4 wins, 3 to 5, 2013, $17,603, 3rd City of Roses Filly & Mare Sprint Claiming Series S.- Final, City of Roses Filly & Mare Sprint Claiming Series S.-2nd Leg. Little Rockit Man (2011 c., T. U. Slew). Placed in 1 start at 2, 2013, 3rd Goose Island 312 Urban White Ale S. Gotnaceupersleeve (2008 f., Tahoe City). 8 wins, 3 to 5, 2013, $147,210. Seeking the Queen (2007 f., Smokester). 3 wins, $85,728. Danz With K J (2010 c., Brahms). 2 wins to 3, 2013, $54,443. Pacific Heat (2004 c., Incinderator). 2 wins at 2, $50,655. Sun Seeker (2007 c., Red Ransom). Winner at 2, $47,058. Too Pink (2006 f., Relaunch). Winner at 2 and 4, $44,300. Miss Sought After (2005 f., Numerous). 2 wins, $43,600. Scalpers Dream (2008 f., Deposit Ticket). 5 wins, 3 to 5, 2013, $42,866. R Seeker (2008 c., Slewdledo). 4 wins, 2 to 4, placed at 5, 2013, $36,744. Canadian Charm (2004 f., Numerous). Winner, $36,728. Jewel Seeker (2009 f., Red Ransom). Winner at 2 and 3, placed at 4, 2013, $33,901. Carolina Grande (2009 f., Grand Flotilla). 2 wins, $31,958. Love Seeker (2005 f., Red Ransom). 2 wins to 3, $29,060. Fire Seeker (2008 c., Red Ransom). Winner at 3, $27,290. Look for Answers (2009 c., Proud Irish). 4 wins at 3 and 4, 2013, $26,898. Chase After (2008 c., Comic Strip). Winner at 3, $24,324. The Lasher (2004 c., Red Ransom). 3 wins at 3, $24,251. After Reality (2007 c., Relaunch). Winner at 2, $24,126. Cross Fire (2006 c., You and I). Winner in 2 starts at 2, $23,650. Set ntr at Golden Gate Fields, 4 1/2 fur. in :51 1/5.

Native Dancer

Raise a Native 838 foals, 78 SWs

Raise You Nashua

Gold Digger 12 foals, 3 SWs

Sequence Tom Fool

Buckpasser 313 foals, 35 SWs

Busanda Hasty Road

Broadway 10 foals, 4 SWs

Flitabout Nearctic

Northern Dancer 636 foals, 147 SWs

Natalma Admiral’s Voyage

Pas de Nom 11 foals, 0 SWs

*Petitioner Red God

Blushing Groom (FR) 512 foals, 92 SWs

Runaway Bride (GB) Traffic Judge

Best in Show 17 foals, 4 SWs

Seeking the Stitch (2010 c., Puerto Madero (CHI)). 2 wins at 3, 2013, $20,130. Coastal Cathy (2007 f., Desert Classic). Winner, $19,465. Bellagio Road (2008 c., Unusual Heat). 3 wins at 5, 2013, $18,245. Jo Lanny (2007 c., Last Lion). 3 wins at 3 and 5, $16,187. Power of Eleven (2011 c., Lord Carson). Winner at 2, 2013, $14,440.. Sought for Speed (2006 c., Clever Trick). 3 wins at 4 and 7, 2013, $12,850.

MALE LINE

SOUGHT AFTER is by SEEKING THE GOLD, stakes winner of 8 races, $2,307,000, Super Derby-G1, etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 92 stakes winners, incl.-DUBAI MILLENNIUM. 5 wins, 2 to 4 in England, Hwt. colt at 3 on European Hand., 7 - 9 fur., Hwt. at 3 on English Hand., 7 - 9 1/2 fur., Hwt. older horse at 4 on English Hand., 9 1/2 - 11 fur., Queen Elizabeth II S.-G1, etc.; 2 wins in France, Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois-G1, etc.; 2 wins at 4 in U.A.E., Horse of the year, Cham-pion older horse, Dubai World Cup-G1, etc. Sire. HEAVENLY PRIZE. 9 wins in 18 starts, 2 to 4, $1,825,940, Champion 3-year-old filly, Apple Blossom H.-G1, Beldame S.-G1, Frizette S.-G1, Alabama S.-G1, etc. CATCH THE RING. 7 wins to 4, $918,314, Champion 3year-old filly in Canada, Canadian Oaks-LR, etc. FLANDERS. 4 wins in 5 starts at 2, $805,000, Champion 2-year-old filly, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1, etc. SEEKING THE PEARL. 7 wins in Japan, NHK Mile Cup-G1, etc.; winner in France, Hwt. older mare at 4 on European Hand., 5 - 6 1/2 fur., Hwt. older mare at 4 on French Hand., 5 - 7 fur., Prix Maurice de Gheest-G1. PLEASANT HOME. 5 wins to 4, $1,378,070, Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1, Bed o’ Roses Breeders’ Cup H.-G3, etc. WANDERIN BOY. 9 wins, $1,213,759, Brooklyn Breeders’ Cup H.-G2, Ben Ali S.-G3, Alysheba S.-G3, etc. DREAM SUPREME. 9 wins, $1,007,680, Test S.-G1, etc.

Stolen Hour

Polynesian Geisha Case Ace Lady Glory *Nasrullah Segula Count Fleet Miss Dogwood Menow Gaga War Admiral Businesslike Roman Traffic Court Challedon Bird Flower Nearco *Lady Angela Native Dancer Almahmoud Crafty Admiral Olympia Lou Petition Steady Aim *Nasrullah Spring Run Wild Risk Aimee *Alibhai Traffic Court Mr. Busher Late Date

BOB AND JOHN. 5 wins, $996,330, Wood Memorial S.G1, Lone Star Park H.-G3, Sham S.-G3, etc. Sire. CASH RUN. 5 wins to 3, $924,201, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1, Bonnie Miss S.-G2, Davona Dale S.-G2, etc.

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1st dam SMOLENSK, by Danzig. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix d'Astarte-G2, etc.; placed at 3 in England, 2nd Coronation S.-G1; placed, $13,900, in N.A. Dam of-MARTHA'S MOON (f. by Malibu Moon). 3 wins at 2, placed at 3, 2013, $100,790, Blue Hen S.-L, etc. Can the Man (c. by Into Mischief). Winner in 2 starts at 2, 2013, $81,000, 3rd Del Mar Futurity-G1. Broodmare Sire DANZIG, 1977. Among the leading broodmare sires, sire of 478 dams of 3889 foals, 2898 rnrs (75%), 1954 wnrs (50%), 506 2yo wnrs (13%), 1.58 AEI, 1.44 CI, 209 stakes winners. 2nd dam BLUSH WITH PRIDE, by Blushing Groom (FR). 6 wins at 2 and 3, $536,807, Kentucky Oaks-G1, Santa Susana S.-G1, Ashland S.-G2, etc. Half-sister to MALINOWSKI (Champion 2-year-old in Ireland), MONROE, GIELGUD, Minnie Hauk. Dam of-BETTER THAN HONOUR (f. by Deputy Minister). 2 wins, $250,920, Demoiselle S.-G2, etc. Broodmare of the year in 2007. Dam of RAGS TO RICHES (f. by A.P. Indy, 5 wins, $1,342,528, Champion 3-year-old filly), MAN OF IRON (c. by Giant's Causeway, Hwt. colt at 3 on Irish Hand., 13 1/2 fur. & up; $270,000, in N.A.), JAZIL (c. by Seeking the Gold, $890,532, sire), CA-SINO DRIVE (c. by Mineshaft, $151,200, in N.A.). SMOLENSK (f. by Danzig). Stakes winner, above. TURNBERRY ISLE (IRE) (c. by Deputy Minister). 2 wins in 2 starts at 2 in Ireland, Juddmonte Beresford S.-G3; winner at 2 in England, 2nd Serpentine Gallery Royal Lodge S.-G2.

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Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners In 2013 Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach Gervinho, 2010 b. c. by Unusual Heat Nick Alexander Hail Mary, 2010 ch. f. by Old Topper Luscious Lonna, 2008 b. m. by Benchmark Sunday Rules, 2011 b. f. by Tribal Rule Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC Unusual Hottie, 2009 b. f. by Unusual Heat Craig & Margaret Allen & Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Jr. Bellachaza, 2008 b. m. by Perfect Mandate Thomas W. Bachman Unusual Way, 2010 b. f. by Unusual Heat Hirschy, 2011 dk.b. or br. g. by Papa Clem Judi & Don Barber Two Hawks, 2009 ch. g. by Lake George B & B Zietz Stables Inc. Qiaona, 2010 ch. f. by Wilko BMWZ Stables Sweet Marini, 2010 gr. or ro. f. by Marino Marini Mary H. Caldwell Sister Kate, 2008 gr. or ro. m. by Benchmark Cardiff Farm Management Corp., Fred Sahadi & Mr. & Mrs. John Toffan Bialsky, 2007 ch. m. by Skimming Darren Carraway & Judd Whitworth Lookn Wild, 2008 b. g. by Ministers Wild Cat Robert W. Chance Sr. Leave It to Chance, 2009 ch. g. by Dismissed Daehling Ranch LLC Turkish Fox, 2006 ch. m. by Gold Knuckles Dahlberg Farms LLC Tiz a Minister, 2010 dk.b. or br. c. by Ministers Wild Cat Donald R. Dizney Surfcup, 2010 b. c. by Unusual Heat M. A. Douzos Awesome Plan, 2009 b. f. by Takin It Deep Tawnja Elison Maravillosa Marcos, 2003 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark Robert Englekirk & Craig A. & Lawrence Lewis Enlightened, 2009 b. f. by Larry the Legend

Roy Grandov & Terry Libbon Ezinmotion, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Excessive Barb John J. Greely III Tasty Treat, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Roar Keith Hanna I'll Try, 2002 dk.b. or br. g. by I'll Be Good Harris Farms Inc. Bench Glory, 2007 ch. m. by Benchmark Defend Liberty, 2006 ch. g. by Redattore (Brz) Ability, 2008 ch. g. by Langfuhr Harris Farms Inc. & Scott Gross John Scott, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando Kenneth & Janice Heidt Summer Hit, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando Hidden Meadows Farm LLC A Toast to You, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule Jerry & Janet Hollendorfer & George Todaro Life Is a Joy, 2011 ch. g. by Globalize Gilbert Huey Pipestone Flyer, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by Turkoman Janavar Thoroughbreds LLC Mamoonya, 2006 gr. or ro. g. by Lit de Justice Dennis Johnston L. A. Weekend, 2008 b. g. by Tribal Rule George Krikorian Hezamazing, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Indy Film Ron & Lillian Lang & D. Wayne Baker Ourwestcoastghost, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Muqtarib Line Way Farm My Mans No Lady, 2009 b. g. by Tannersmyman Terry C. Lovingier A Thousand Aces, 2010 ch. g. by Awesome Gambler Luis Bravo Productions LLC Lucky Rescued, 2007 dk.b. or br. m. by Souvenir Copy

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California Statistical Review Cont’d. Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez Halo Dolly, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Popular Marshall Rose Gregor, 2008 gr. or ro. g. by Marino Marini Running Luck Ranch LLC Jedi Mind Trick, 2011 gr. or ro. g. by Don'tsellmeshort Herman Sarkowsky & Martin J. Wygod Ore Pass, 2010 dk.b. or br. c. by War Pass Omega Star, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Candy Ride (Arg) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Shapiro Enterprise Zone, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Calkins Road Richard E. Sheridan You Bettor Beware, 2008 ch. h. by Expressionist Heinz Steinmann Swiss Exploit, 2007 ch. g. by Swiss Yodeler Alpine Luck, 2011 b. c. by Lucky J. H. St. George's Farm He Be Fire N Ice, 2008 gr. or ro. h. by Unusual Heat

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Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Betting McCann Can, 2011 b. g. by McCann's Mojave Luckarack, 2008 b. g. by Lucky Pulpit Marks Mine, 2010 b. f. by Benchmark Rousing Sermon, 2009 ch. c. by Lucky Pulpit Swiss Lake Yodeler, 2011 b. f. by Swiss Yodeler Tamarando, 2011 dk.b. or br. c. by Bertrando U'narack, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Unusual Heat Willow Tree Farm Straightomidnight, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Spinelessjellyfish Pamela Ziebarth Tiz Flirtatious, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Tizbud William Henry Ziering Kate's Event, 2007 b. h. by Event of the Year Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners 2013 An alphabetical listing by breeder of all the California-foaled runners who were stakes winners in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2013.

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2013 Stakes Horses By California Stallions Affirmative WARREN!S VENEDA America’s Storm Morganouska, Teddy the Bear Anziyan ANZAKI Aragorn (Ire) ANILLO, Anniversary Girl, Billy Two Hats, Evan!s Calling, LADY ARAGORN, Paco Smart, Shining Copper Atticus I!M NOT ALONE, Lucky Primo Awesome Gambler A THOUSAND ACES, Willa B Awesome, Willie B Awesome Awesome Spirit Fist Pump Bat Mobile El Sacrificio Beau Genius Smart Call, TONYS A GENIUS Behrens OCEAN ROLL Benchmark BENCH GLORY, Buck!s Bro, COMPROMETIDO, Costaplente, Here Comes Bonnie, LUSCIOUS LONNA, MARAVILLOSA MARCOS, MARKS MINE, OPEN EYED DREAM, Planet Sunshine, POINTS OFFTHEBENCH, Scarlett!s Mark, Scratchthemoon, SISTER KATE, WINE THIEF Bertrando Coach Bob, JOHN SCOTT, Our Magic Couple, STRYKER PHD, SUMMER HIT, TAMARANDO Best Minister Sonora Winds Birdonthewire Solid Wager Bring the Heat Richies Sweetheart, Skylander

Bushwacker Tupelo Cush Calkins Road ENTERPRISE ZONE Category Five TATTLE TALE CAT Cee’s Tizzy Tiz I Is Chullo (Arg) Chu Shy Shy Cindago Artic Fire Cobra King MEMO TO MYA Crafty C. T. Crafty Graduate Cyclotron Cyclometer Decarchy Alasharchy, SCENT OF CHRISM, Total Fabrication Desert Code Moving Desert Devon Lane Agiba Yulla, DEVONS CA CHING Dismissed LEAVE IT TO CHANCE Dixie Chatter ARCHITECTURE, Chattering Nikita, SOUTHERN CHATTER Doc Gus WARRENS VENEDALUCY Don’tsellmeshort JEDI MIND TRICK Downtown Seattle Toomanytomatoes Eddington Brighton Star, Brokered, Brushed by a Star, Edolie, Gold Edge, Platinum Steel, SECRET CIRCLE, Valiant Flame Event of the Year KATE!S EVENT

California Statistical Review Excessive Barb EZINMOTION Expressionist YOU BETTOR BEWARE E Z Warrior Echo Zulu Flame Thrower CHELSEA!S FLAME Formal Gold Formal Plan, Koricancha For Really FIVE ALARM CHARM, REALLY A CHARMER Free House Fox in the House Freespool Boundary Lane, Joe!s Cannon, Spool Girl Fullbridled Wonforgus Fusaichi Zenon (Jpn) PARK LANE LASS Game Plan Ashleyluvssugar, Back Alley Rally, Justanother Bob Giacomo Altanero, BET YOUR LIFE, By by Inheritance, Classic Giacnroll, Crafty Contessa, DISPOSABLEPLEASURE, FANCY CRUZ, GO VIVIAN GO, Holy Missile, SASY MS ELIZABETH, TIZ GIANNI Globalize Cell Line Forever, Global Stage, LIFE IS A JOY, Life Is a Stone Gold Knuckles TURKISH FOX Good Journey AOTEAROA, Bella Viaggia, Dancingtothestars, Journey On, Jules Journey Grey Memo It!s Smokin, Lil Miss Macky

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California Statistical Review Cont’d. Heatseeker (Ire) BROADWAY MISSILE, Colburn, Flamboyance, Heat Streaker, Hopeseeker, Magnificent Shirl, Ryans Charm, Savvy Hester, SURTSEY Helmsman Starboardlights High Demand Supercabras Hold for Gold Great Investment Indian Country SALON BLONDE Indy Film HEZAMAZING In Excess (Ire) Luxuriance, NOMANISANISLAND, Redo Iron Cat Check Out the Cat, Dr. Dizzle Jet West JET SET KITTEN Joey Franco The Gov Kafwain DAISY DEVINE, Instinctively Bold, LET FAITH ARISE, LIL MISSKNOWITALL, Pray Hard, RAGING DAOUST, Selective Time, WINGS OF WAR Kahuna Jack Jackman Kings Blood (Ire) The Prince and I Kissin Kris Arctic Ceal, DR KILLI, Mister Mustard Lake George TWO HAWKS Larry the Legend ENLIGHTENED 84 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • MARCH 2014

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Stormed WARREN!S KNOCKOUT Stormin Fever Filled With Wonder, Kitty Marie, Storm Reveler Stormy Jack Daring Little E, Ubetican Swiss Yodeler Dark Brago, Lucky Thirteen, Swiss Bliss, Swiss Engagement, SWISS EXPLOIT, SWISS LAKE YODELER, Swiss Lightning, Tri Chocolate Takin It Deep AWESOME PLAN Tannersmyman MY MANS NO LADY Ten Most Wanted Lady On the Run Terrell Bosco!s Qwik Time to Get Even Time for Angie Tizbud Ambitious Brew, Nina!s Dragon, Soi Phet, TIZ FLIRTATIOUS Tribal Rule A TOAST TO YOU, Backwoods Belle, Chiloquin, CIAO BELLA LUNA, ETHNIC DANCE, Ismene, Italian Rules, Joy Boy, L. A. WEEKEND, Leaving New York, Meydan Magic, Saint Leo, Salado Tribe, Strawberry Dawn, Strong Wind, SUNDAY RULES, Tiny Tribe, Tribal Dreams, TRIBAL GAL, TRIBAL MONEY, Tribal Spy, Tribal Tribute Trickey Trevor Finding More Turkoman PIPESTONE FLYER Unbridled Energy Miss Southern Bell

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California-Foaled Stakes Winners Of 2013 CALIFORNIA CHROME, 2011 ch. c. by Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase Won Graduation S., King Glorious S. CELEBRITY STATUS, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Vronsky—A Lucky Happening Won NTRA S. CHELSEA’S FLAME, 2008 ch. m. by Flame Thrower—Lady Chelsea Won City of Roses Filly and Mare Sprint Claiming Final S. 2nd City Of Roses Filly & Mare Sprint Claiming Series S. CURVY CAT, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Ministers Wild Cat—Curvy Girl Won B. Thoughtful S. 2nd Cat’s Cradle H. 3rd Paseana H. DEFEND LIBERTY, 2006 ch. g. by Redattore (Brz)—Air Defense Won McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series S. DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN, 2010 dk.b. or br. f. by Ministers Wild Cat—Silver Hawk Lady Won Evening Jewel S., Hollywood Oaks [G2], Melair S. 2nd Sweet Life S. ENLIGHTENED, 2009 b. f. by Larry the Legend—Glimmering Won Starter S. ENTERPRISE ZONE, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Calkins Road—Swahili Song Won Art Smith Memorial Thoroughbred S. ETHNIC DANCE, 2010 dk.b. or br. c. by Tribal Rule—House of Danzing Won Del Mar Derby [G2] EZINMOTION, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Excessive Barb—Western Variety Won McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series Final S. 3rd McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series S. GERVINHO, 2010 b. c. by Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame Won Oceanside S., Sir Beaufort S. [G2] 2nd Del Mar Derby [G2], Silky Sullivan S. 3rd Twilight Derby [G2]

GOING FOR A SPIN, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Ministers Wild Cat—Gender Motors Won Pennies From Heaven H. GREGOR, 2008 gr. or ro. g. by Marino Marini—Street Corner Jive Won Inaugural H. HAIL MARY, 2010 ch. f. by Old Topper—Lady Sax Won Warren’s Thoroughbreds S. 2nd Evening Jewel S. 3rd Railbird S. HALO DOLLY, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Popular—Spanish Halo Won Solana Beach H., Wilshire H. [G3] 2nd Miss America S. 3rd Golden Poppy S., Luther Burbank H. HE BE FIRE N ICE, 2008 gr. or ro. h. by Unusual Heat—Deputy Tombe Won California Dreamin’ H. 2nd City of Hope Mile S. [G2], Del Mar Mile H. [G2] HEZAMAZING, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Indy Film—She’s Amazing Won Front Range S. HIRSCHY, 2011 dk.b. or br. g. by Papa Clem—Flashy Won Cavonnier Juvenile S. 2nd Charlie Palmer Futurity I’LL TRY, 2002 dk.b. or br. g. by I’ll Be Good—Zoe Akins Won Route Claiming Series 1st Leg S. JEDI MIND TRICK, 2011 gr. or ro. g. by Don’tsellmeshort—Icy n’ Elegant Won I’m Smokin S. JOHN SCOTT, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando—Henlopen Won Crystal Water S. 3rd San Pasqual S. [G2] KATE’S EVENT, 2007 b. h. by Event of the Year—Nordidid Won Tiznow S. L. A. WEEKEND, 2008 b. g. by Tribal Rule—Storybook Fair Won Caballos Del Sol S., Coyote H., Phoenix Gold Cup H. LEAVE IT TO CHANCE, 2009 ch. g. by Dismissed—Campin’ Girl Won Paloma S.

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LIFE IS A JOY, 2011 ch. g. by Globalize—Tadita Won Charlie Palmer Futurity 2nd King Glorious S. LOOKN WILD, 2008 b. g. by Ministers Wild Cat—Smokin Sasa Won Starter S., Starter S. LOOK QUICKLY, 2011 b. f. by Run Away and Hide—Fame’s Flame Won Golden Gate Debutante S., Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. LUCKARACK, 2008 b. g. by Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay Won Governor’s Cup H. LUCKY RESCUED, 2007 dk.b. or br. m. by Souvenir Copy—Gaelic Luck Won Jockey Club de Rosario LUSCIOUS LONNA, 2008 b. m. by Benchmark—Striking Point Won Golden Poppy S. MAMOONYA, 2006 gr. or ro. g. by Lit de Justice—Myreeg Won Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series S., Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series S. 2nd Millarville Derby, Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series Final MARAVILLOSA MARCOS, 2003 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark—Philippine Queen Won Marathon Series S., Starter S. 2nd Starter S., Starter S. MARKS MINE, 2010 b. f. by Benchmark—Ermine Fever Won California State Fair Sprint H., Harvest S. 2nd California Wine S., California Oaks 3rd California Breeders Champion S. MY MANS NO LADY, 2009 b. g. by Tannersmyman—Smokey Lady Won McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series S. NEVER ENDING LOVE, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Unusual Heat—Love Emblem Won Taylor Davenport Memorial S. OF ROYALTY, 2010 b. f. by Unusual Heat—Chosen Royalty Won Chandler S. OLD STANDARD, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Rhythm—Bushmill Won Oregon H.B.P.A. Au Revoir S. 2nd Daily Courier Inaugural H.

OMEGA STAR, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Candy Ride (Arg)—Pride of Pegasus Won Echo Eddie S. 2nd California Breeders Champion S. OPEN EYED DREAM, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark—Angel One Won Redi-Services S. ORE PASS, 2010 dk.b. or br. c. by War Pass—Wisconsin Lady Won Frank Whiteley, Jr S. OURWESTCOASTGHOST, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Muqtarib—Xpress Xcess Won Casual Lies H. PIPESTONE FLYER, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by Turkoman—Oh Leary Won ACTRA/ Evergreen Park Marathon S. 3rd Millarville Derby POINTS OFFTHEBENCH, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark—Mo Chuisle Won Bing Crosby S. [G1], Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. [G1] QIAONA, 2010 ch. f. by Wilko—Starlet Sky Won California Breeders Champion S., California Distaff H. 2nd Campanile S., Fleet Treat S. ROUSING SERMON, 2009 ch. c. by Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again Won On Trust H. 2nd Big Bear S. 3rd Native Diver S. [G3] SALON BLONDE, 2008 ch. m. by Indian Country—Local Law Won City Of Roses Filly & Mare Sprint Claiming Series - 1st Leg SCENT OF CHRISM, 2007 dk.b. or br. m. by Decarchy—Check Out Badgette Won City Of Roses Filly & Mare Sprint Claiming Series S. SHESATOPATTRACTION, 2010 b. f. by Old Topper—Royal Attraction Won Budweiser Allowance S. 2nd Island Fashion S. SHE’S ORDAINED, 2009 ch. f. by Ministers Wild Cat—Whole Lotta Love Won Willa On the Move S. 2nd Lady in Waiting S., Regret S. 3rd Cornucopia S.

SISTER KATE, 2008 gr. or ro. m. by Benchmark—Miss Soft Sell Won California Governor’s Cup H., Santa Lucia S. 3rd Cat’s Cradle H., L.A. Woman S. SPROUTS, 2011 b. f. by Square Eddie—Ann Summers Gold Won California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association S., Cinderella S. 3rd Soviet Problem S. STRAIGHTOMIDNIGHT, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Spinelessjellyfish—Curtsy Won Starter S. SUMMER HIT, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen Won All American S. [G3], Berkeley H. [G3], Harry F. Brubaker S. 2nd San Francisco Mile S. [G3] SUNDAY RULES, 2011 b. f. by Tribal Rule—Sunday Dress Won Generous Portion S. SUPER ABILITY, 2008 ch. g. by Langfuhr—Super High Won Grey Memo S. SURFCUP, 2010 b. c. by Unusual Heat—Omi Princess Won Silky Sullivan S., Snow Chief S. 3rd California Breeders Champion S. SWEET MARINI, 2010 gr. or ro. f. by Marino Marini—Excessing Won Fleet Treat S. 2nd Melair S. 3rd Rancho Bernardo H. [G3] SWISS EXPLOIT, 2007 ch. g. by Swiss Yodeler—Hard Ack to Follow Won Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series S., Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series Final, Oregon H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series S. SWISS LAKE YODELER, 2011 b. f. by Swiss Yodeler—Domasco Lake Won Golden State Juvenile Fillies S., Soviet Problem S. TAMARANDO, 2011 dk.b. or br. c. by Bertrando—Tamarack Bay Won Del Mar Futurity [G1], Real Quiet S. 3rd CashCall Futurity [G1], FrontRunner S. [G1], Golden State Juvenile S.

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California Statistical Review Cont’d. TASTY TREAT, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Roar—Vividora Won Daisycutter H. TEDDY’S PROMISE, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Salt Lake—Braids and Beads Won L.A. Woman S., Playa Del Rey S., Santa Monica S. [G2], Time To Leave S. 2nd A Gleam H. [G2], Las Flores S. [G3] 3rd Desert Stormer H. TIZ A MINISTER, 2010 dk.b. or br. c. by Ministers Wild Cat—Tiz a Mistress Won Affirmed H. [G3], California Breeders Champion S. 2nd Swaps S. [G2] 3rd California Flag H., El Cajon S., San Felipe S. [G2], Snow Chief S. TIZ FLIRTATIOUS, 2008 dk.b. or br. m. by Tizbud—Masquerade Belle Won John C. Mabee S. [G2], Rodeo Drive S. [G1], Santa Ana S. [G2], Valentine Dancer S. 2nd Gamely S. [G1]

TRIBAL MONEY, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule—Even Money Honey Won Boise Derby TURKISH FOX, 2006 ch. m. by Gold Knuckles—Turkowoman Won Sprint for the Cure H. TWENTY HAWKS, 2007 ch. g. by Unusual Heat—Perfectly Perfect Won Winter H. TWO HAWKS, 2009 ch. g. by Lake George—Sieze Her Won Rillito Park Hopeful S. U’NARACK, 2010 dk.b. or br. g. by Unusual Heat—Tamarack Bay Won Real Good Deal S. UNUSUAL HOTTIE, 2009 b. f. by Unusual Heat—Branca Como Neve (Brz) Won Fran’s Valentine S., Redondo Beach S. 2nd Osunitas S. 3rd Solana Beach H. UNUSUAL WAY, 2010 b. f. by Unusual Heat—Way Up Won Campanile S., Zia Park Oaks 2nd California Breeders Champion S., San Clemente H. [G2], Sunland Park Oaks 3rd Melair S.

WARREN’S KNOCKOUT, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Stormed—Now My Precious Won Budweiser Special S. 2nd Bill Thomas Memorial S., Premier Cup H. WARREN’S VENEDA, 2010 ch. f. by Affirmative—More Cal Bread Won Alphabet Kisses S., Cat’s Cradle H. 2nd Beverly J. Lewis S. 3rd Bayakoa S. [G2], Fleet Treat S., Unzip Me S. WARRENS VENEDALUCY, 2009 gr. or ro. f. by Doc Gus—State the Obvious Won Bold Ego H. WHEELS OF FIRE, 2008 b. g. by Western Fame—Graceful Stepper Won Claiming Series Leg 1 S., McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series S. 2nd McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series S. 3rd Sprint Claiming Series 2nd Leg S. WINE THIEF, 2009 b. f. by Benchmark—Malbay Slew Won Zia Park Distaff S. 3rd Bold Ego H. YOU BETTOR BEWARE, 2008 ch. h. by Expressionist—Miner’s Mistress Won Memorial Day Sprint S.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

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Tiz Flirtatious dk.b. or br. m, 5, by Tizbud—Masquerade Belle Tamarando dk.b. or br. c., 2, by Bertrando—Tamarack Bay Points Offthebench dk.b. or br. g., 4, by Benchmark—Mo Chuisle Tiz a Minister dk.b. or br. c., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat—Tiz a Mistress Unusual Way b. f., 3, by Unusual Heat—Way Up Teddy!s Promise dk.b. or br. m, 5, by Salt Lake—Braids and Beads Doinghardtimeagain dk.b. or br. f., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat—Silver Hawk Lady Qiaona ch. f., 3, by Wilko—Starlet Sky Surfcup b. c., 3, by Unusual Heat—Omi Princess Summer Hit dk.b. or br. g., 4, by Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen Warren's Veneda ch. f., 3, by Affirmative—More Cal Bread Gervinho b. c., 3, by Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame He Be Fire N Ice gr. or ro., h., 5, by Unusual Heat—Deputy Tombe She's Ordained ch. m., 4, by Ministers Wild Cat—Whole Lotta Love Ethnic Dance dk.b. or br. c., 3, by Tribal Rule—House of Danzing Rock Me Baby dk.b. or br. g., 4, by Rock Hard Ten—Barbara Orr Soi Phet dk.b. or br. g., 5, by Tizbud—Summer Jersey Swiss Lake Yodeler b. f., 2, by Swiss Yodeler—Domasco Lake Halo Dolly dk.b. or br. m, 5, by Popular—Spanish Halo Marks Mine b. f., 3, by Benchmark—Ermine Fever Sweet Marini gr. or ro., f., 3, by Marino Marini—Excessing Rousing Sermon ch. h., 4, by Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again California Chrome ch. c., 2, by Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase Unusual Hottie b. m., 4, by Unusual Heat—Branca Como Neve (Brz) Better Bet dk.b. or br. c., 2, by Southern Image—Short Sentence Starspangled Heat ch. g., 5, by Unusual Heat—Bel Air Belle Hail Mary ch. f., 3, by Old Topper—Lady Sax Omega Star dk.b. or br. g., 3, by Candy Ride (Arg)—Pride of Pegasus Kate!s Event b. h., 6, by Event of the Year—Nordidid Curvy Cat dk.b. or br. m, 4, by Ministers Wild Cat—Curvy Girl Top Kisser b. m., 4, by Old Topper—Cherokee Kiss U!narack dk.b. or br. g., 3, by Unusual Heat—Tamarack Bay Ain't No Other b. g., 5, by Old Topper—Miami Margie Sprouts b. f., 2, by Square Eddie—Ann Summers Gold Alpine Luck b. c., 2, by Lucky J. H.—I Can Yodele Tribal Spy ch. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Victory Spy Olympic Blue ch. g., 3, by Olympio—Blue Corn Sister Kate gr. or ro., m., 5, by Benchmark—Miss Soft Sell Dancingtothestars dk.b. or br. m, 5, by Good Journey—A Lil Excess Tasty Treat dk.b. or br. m, 4, by Roar—Vividora Luckarack b. g., 5, by Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay Journey On ch. f., 3, by Good Journey—Miss Del Mar Spring Bloom b. m., 4, by After Market—Spring Festival Super Ability ch. g., 5, by Langfuhr—Super High Empty Headed b. g., 5, by Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette Jedi Mind Trick gr. or ro., g., 2, by Don'tsellmeshort—Icy n! Elegant Atta Girl Alma dk.b. or br. f., 3, by Atticus—Military Bride Aotearoa ch. g., 2, by Good Journey—Madera Royal Moving Desert ch. f., 2, by Desert Code—Cinema Paradisa Life Is a Joy ch. g., 2, by Globalize—Tadita

BREEDER(S)

California Statistical Review EARNINGS

Pamela Ziebarth Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams Gary Rocks Dahlberg Farms LLC Thomas W. Bachman Ted and Judy Nichols Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC B&B Zietz Stables Inc. Donald R. Dizney Kenneth and Janice Heidt Benjamin C. Warren Barry Abrams and Madeline Auerbach St. George!s Farm Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC The Craig Family Trust Mercedes Stables LLC ARCHA Racing Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams BMWZ Stables Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams Martin Perry and Steve Coburn Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington and Patricia O. Harrington Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams and Vincenzo Loverso Nick Alexander Herman Sarkowsky and Martin J. Wygod William Henry Ziering Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC J. Paul Reddam Heinz Steinmann Gary Barber Ellen Jackson Mary H. Caldwell Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc John J.Greely III Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams Leatherman Racing LLC Pam and Martin Wygod Harris Farms Madeline Auerbach and David Abrams Running Luck Ranch LLC Nat and Alma Rubinfeld Paul Viskovich Harris Farms Jerry and Janet Hollendorfer and George Todaro

$505,000 455,120 434,780 405,250 404,750 397,416 388,240 383,234 364,860 16,758 300,064 290,140 277,380 264,200 249,500 246,464 245,386 235,600 234,360 222,924 219,100 218,342 214,850 204,740 202,380 201,608 198,288 195,988 191,356 187,202 181,550 180,080 172,112 171,490 166,284 163,010 161,200 159,418 158,416 151,880 146,535 145,050 143,352 142,960 142,750 142,078 139,570 138,000 136,640 131,330

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Available Statistics Through February 2, 2014

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 5. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 6. Eddington# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 7. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 8. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 55 9. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 30 11. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .26 12. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 13. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 27 14. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 26 15. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 16. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 17. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . .24 18. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 19. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 20. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .41 21. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 26 22. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 23. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 24. Bedford Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 25. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 24 26 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 27. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 28. Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 29. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 30. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 31. Fullbridled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 32. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . . . . 8 33. Thisnearlywasmine* . . . . . . . 11 34. Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . 14 35. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 36 Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 12 37 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 38 Don’tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 16 39. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 40 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 41. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 9 42. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 43. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . 16 44. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . .17 45. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 46. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 47. McCann’s Mojave* . . . . . . . .17 48. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 49. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 50. Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Starts 8 85 58 61 32 56 45 69 55 38 36 14 35 39 39 22 32 45 34 60 39 46 7 9 36 24 19 17 14 24 6 10 16 18 18 17 27 24 16 11 14 11 24 25 24 12 24 16 12 12

Races Won 12 16 6 9 2 5 8 10 4 5 7 1 8 8 6 8 6 6 7 9 4 9 2 4 5 6 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 2 3 2 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 2

Earnings $515,671 408,793 346,764 221,150 201,991 199,648 184,100 182,071 179,860 165,790 157,686 144,750 142,955 136,737 134,585 111,885 106,934 102,938 96,899 94,837 93,696 86,231 82,875 81,280 73,849 63,541 63,296 62,029 60,905 57,611 55,050 51,622 47,190 43,120 41,020 37,590 37,484 36,690 34,819 34,093 33,468 30,918 30,659 29,396 29,383 28,736 28,390 26,137 24,373 24,330

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4.

7.

11. 13.

18.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 55 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 41 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 27 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Southern Image . . . . . . . . .26 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . 24 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Eddington# . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . 30 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 24

Starts

Races Won

Earnings

85 78 69 61 60 46 45 35 39 22 36 34 58 39 32 45 24 56 38 36

16 12 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5

$408,793 515,671 182,071 221,150 94,837 86,231 184,100 142,955 136,737 111,885 157,686 96,899 346,764 134,585 106,934 102,938 63,541 199,648 165,790 73,849

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners) Rank Sire Runners 1. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3. Bedford Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 56 5. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 6. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 7. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . .15 8. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 9. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . . . 8 10. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 26 11. Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 12. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 13. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 30 14. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 27 15. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 26 16. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 17. Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 18. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 19. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 20. Eddington# . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Races Won 2 1 4 12 6 2 8 16 2 7 2 8 5 8 8 9 3 6 2 5

Earnings $82,875 144,750 81,280 515,671 346,764 201,991 111,885 408,793 51,622 157,686 62,029 184,100 165,790 142,955 136,737 221,150 34,093 134,585 60,905 199,648

Average Earnings/ Runner $13,813 13,159 11,611 9,208 8,256 8,080 7,459 6,489 6,453 6,065 5,639 5,579 5,526 5,295 5,259 5,026 4,870 4,807 4,685 4,643

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule .......................... 63 2. Unusual Heat ..................... 56 3. Benchmark......................... 44 Ministers Wild Cat............. 55 Rocky Bar ......................... 28 6. Stormin Fever..................... 26 Dixie Chatter ...................... 15 8. Kafwain ............................. 33 Southern Image.................. 26 Heatseeker (Ire) .................. 27 Swiss Yodeler..................... 41 12. Decarchy ........................... 42 Tizbud ............................... 28 In Excess (Ire)*.................... 24 Old Topper ......................... 31 Terrell.................................. 23 Stormy Jack ....................... 18 18. Eddington#......................... 43 Good Journey .................... 30 Sea of Secrets.................... 24

Races Won 16 12 9 10 9 8 8 8 7 8 9 6 6 6 6 7 6 5 5 5

(Minimum 10 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $408,793 515,671 221,150 182,071 86,231 136,737 111,885 184,100 157,686 142,955 94,837 346,764 134,585 106,934 102,938 96,899 63,541 199,648 165,790 73,849

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ........... 32 Decarchy................... 13 Tribal Rule ................ 12 Comic Strip................ 3 Good Journey ........... 14 In Excess (Ire)* ............ 6 Tizbud ....................... 6 Terrell.......................... 6 Benchmark................. 7 Marino Marini ............. 4 Fullbridled ................. 1 Heatseeker (Ire)........... 7 Vronsky ..................... 5 Bertrando†.................. 8 Globalize ................... 3 Roi Charmant.............. 1 Peppered Cat............. 3 Suances (GB) .............. 5 Cyclotron .................... 3 Old Topper .................. 3

42 15 13 3 16 6 7 6 7 5 1 7 5 8 3 1 3 5 3 3

7 3 1 1 3 1 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

7 3 1 1 3 1 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 5 Runners)

(Minimum 10 Starts)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Winners 15 12 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Runners

Bedford Falls .................... 7 Cyclotron .......................... 6 Dixie Chatter.................... 15 Singletary......................... 10 Silic (Fr)*............................. 8 Trapper ............................. 7 Tribal Rule ....................... 63 Heatseeker (Ire)................ 27 Unusual Heat .................. 56 Gotham City ..................... 8 Rocky Bar ........................ 28 Stormin Fever ................. 26 Time to Get Even ............. 8 Surf Cat ........................... 11 Latin American†............... 5 Peppered Cat .................. 14 Desert Code ...................... 8 Flame Thrower.................. 9 Old Topper ...................... 31 In Excess (Ire)* ................. 24

Races Won 4 2 8 3 3 3 16 8 12 2 9 8 2 2 2 2 0 2 6 6

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $81,280 82,875 111,885 28,736 20,522 34,093 408,793 142,955 515,671 24,330 86,231 136,737 51,622 62,029 10,238 43,120 21,856 33,468 102,938 106,934

$4,600 4,288 3,967 3,604 3,129 3,000 2,760 2,660 2,415 2,238 2,201 1,943 1,886 1,860 1,810 1,750 1,650 1,560 1,508 1,403

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Comic Strip .................... 11 Unusual Heat ................. 56 Lucky Pulpit .................... 25 Decarchy ......................... 42 Time to Get Even ............ 8 Dixie Chatter .................. 15 Tribal Rule ....................... 63 Southern Image ............ 26 Good Journey ................. 30 Globalize ........................ 13 Kafwain ........................... 33 Heatseeker (Ire) ............. 27 Surf Cat........................... 11 Benchmark..................... 44 Eddington#..................... 43 Stormin Fever................. 26 Tizbud ............................ 28 In Excess (Ire)*................ 24 Atticus ............................ 16 Bertrando† ...................... 43

Earnings $322,413 258,291 151,135 137,834 134,409 66,400 59,950 54,941 38,279 36,817 33,600 29,248 24,258 18,794 15,535 15,080 14,205 13,803 13,770 12,421

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

14 78 32 58 10 22 85 36 38 14 45 35 17 61 56 39 39 32 19 55

$144,750 515,671 201,991 346,764 51,622 111,885 408,793 157,686 165,790 60,905 184,100 142,955 62,029 221,150 199,648 136,737 134,585 106,934 63,296 179,860

$10,339 6,611 6,312 5,979 5,162 5,086 4,809 4,380 4,363 4,350 4,091 4,084 3,649 3,625 3,565 3,506 3,451 3,342 3,331 3,270

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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Leading LifetimeS ires in California No Stallion, Year Foaled, Sire

Available Statistics Through February 2, 2014

Crops of Average Foals of Crop Racing Racing Age Size Age

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 14 47 658 461-70% 329-50% 44-7% 44-7% 1-2% $41,942,320 2.13 1.27 2. Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam 5 11 54 17-31% 14-26% 0-0% 2-4% 0-0% $1,142,852 1.81 1.46 3. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 19 52 987 736-75% 547-55% 117-12% 63-6% 11-1% $45,193,726 1.57 1.39 5 29 147 64-44% 48-33% 22-15% 4-3% 0-0% $3,755,204 1.57 1.24 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit. 7 19 133 65-49% 36-27% 6-5% 4-3% 1-1% $3,547,857 1.53 1.14 5. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 9 58 518 238-46% 140-27% 16-3% 9-2% 4-1% $11,658,348 1.51 1.03 6. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 5 15 75 39-52% 29-39% 7-9% 2-3% 0-0% $1,738,512 1.44 1.39 7. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 18 59 1,059 791-75% 545-51% 122-12% 58-5% 14-1% $45,596,736 1.35 1.51 8. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 9 61 548 377-69% 261-48% 98-18% 34-6% 4-1% $20,029,756 1.35 1.16 Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 6 56 335 252-75% 188-56% 52-16% 5-1% 3-1% $12,477,247 1.30 1.58 10. Eddington#, 2001, by Unbridled 17 16 268 191-71% 135-50% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $12,094,924 1.29 1.35 11. Birdonthewire†, 989, by Proud Birdie 9 9 83 49-59% 32-39% 3-4% 4-5% 1-1% $2,664,162 1.29 0.94 One Man Army†, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 13. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 13 54 705 523-74% 399-57% 104-15% 41-6% 10-1% $30,176,320 1.24 1.13 14. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 6 83 497 302-61% 189-38% 41-8% 8-2% 2-0% $13,582,617 1.21 1.32 15. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 12 59 710 498-70% 353-50% 110-15% 30-4% 12-2% $27,497,595 1.18 1.40 16. Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’sTizzy 3 17 50 18-36% 9-18% 6-12% 1-2% 0-0% $492,013 1.17 1.31 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee'sTizzy 7 21 150 94-63% 56-37% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $3,712,549 1.17 0.93 18. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 4 28 112 62-55% 27-24% 12-11% 2-2% 1-1% $2,190,174 1.14 0.78 Kafwain, 2000, by CherokeeRun 8 60 483 345-71% 254-53% 85-18% 21-4% 5-1% $15,912,050 1.14 1.28 20. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 3 34 102 61-60% 42-41% 17-17% 2-2% 0-0% $2,039,662 1.13 1.50 21. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 52-60% 28-33% 5-6% 2-2% 0-0% $1,745,435 1.12 0.78 Prime Timber#, 1996, by Sultry Song 9 25 227 182-80% 144-63% 29-13% 5-2% 3-1% $9,644,959 1.12 1.25 23. Ministers Wild Cat,2000, by Deputy Minister 6 44 266 200-75% 141-53% 35-13% 15-6% 2-1% $8,756,506 1.10 0.97 Olympio*,1988, by Naskra 19 28 526 403-77% 298-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,225,179 1.10 1.28 25. Atticus,1992, by Nureyev 14 32 450 332-74% 203-45% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $14,179,702 1.06 1.45 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 7 11 79 57-72% 43-54% 15-19% 2-3% 1-1% $2,741,936 1.06 0.95 27. Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai 2 28 55 13-24% 5-9% 5-9% 0-0% 0-0% $281,302 1.05 1.29 28. Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 7 17 117 80-68% 63-54% 23-20% 14-12% 1-1% $3,535,190 1.02 0.88 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 13 56 732 545-74% 387-53% 159-22% 28-4% 2-0% $25,966,690 1.02 1.07 30. Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 13 32 415 303-73% 212-51% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,881,164 1.01 0.88 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 7 17 116 56-48% 34-29% 4-3% 1-1% 0-0% $2,202,167 1.01 1.11 32. Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 10 18 176 118-67% 76-43% 11-6% 2-1% 1-1% $7,442,400 0.97 0.92 33. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 8 40 321 211-66% 139-43% 39-12% 9-3% 1-0% $8,779,140 0.96 0.98 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 11 46 508 403-79% 314-62% 109-21% 22-4% 0-0% $18,034,924 0.96 0.86 35. Marino Marini,2000, by Storm Cat 7 41 286 187-65% 130-45% 33-12% 7-2% 0-0% $6,898,833 0.91 1.03 36. Western Fame*,1992, by Gone West 13 22 290 191-66% 141-49% 46-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,784,745 0.90 0.83 37. Lightnin N Thunder#, 2001, by Storm Cat 8 23 180 131-73% 88-49% 28-16% 8-4% 0-0% $5,191,618 0.89 1.11 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 38 455 369-81% 269-59% 75-16% 21-5% 3-1% $17,710,663 0.89 1.08 39. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 15 29 429 317-74% 248-58% 56-13% 23-5% 2-0% $13,215,628 0.85 0.80 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 13 11 148 109-74% 90-61% 8-5% 6-4% 0-0% $3,928,414 0.85 0.97 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 17 18 313 211-67% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,606,331 0.85 1.09 42. Globalize, 997, by Summer Squall 10 17 168 111-66% 81-48% 30-18% 5-3% 0-0% $4,104,542 0.81 0.78 43. Thisnearlywasmine*, 1994, by Capote 10 8 77 47-61% 31-40% 5-6% 0-0% 0-0% $1,603,101 0.80 0.71 44. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 12 27 318 226-71% 165-52% 37-12% 12-4% 1-0% $8,108,294 0.79 1.17 45. Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union 2 38 75 28-37% 17-23% 10-13% 2-3% 0-0% $509,834 0.77 1.05 46. Mud Route†, 1994, by Strawberry Road (Aus) 12 22 259 166-64% 104-40% 25-10% 6-2% 1-0% $4,657,735 0.75 0.88 47. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 9 11 99 59-60% 37-37% 13-13% 1-1% 0-0% $1,569,597 0.74 0.87 48. Grey Memo, 1997, by Memo (Chi) 8 11 84 46-55% 29-35% 7-8% 0-0% 0-0% $1,339,389 0.73 0.72 Impeachment, 1997, by Deputy Minister 11 15 160 95-59% 58-36% 18-11% 2-1% 0-0% $2,705,760 0.73 1.17 Roman Dancer, 1999, by Polish Numbers 8 8 61 39-64% 25-41% 4-7% 2-3% 0-0% $1,055,562 0.73 0.98 82.GothamCity,1998, SaintBallado 20 (AEI). 16195-59% 64-40%in these12-7% 1-1% by These statistics are for by active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average 8Earnings Index The statistics contained rankings are compiled

The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2014 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2013-April 20 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2013-June 15 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25-June 29 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19-July 6 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3-13 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10-20 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 3 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 21-Aug. 10 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 13-24 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 15-Sept. 14 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Fairplex Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 4-23 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 19-28 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 2 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 1-13 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 21 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 7-Dec. 30 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 4-21

MARCH AND APRIL 2014 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Mar. 1 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Mar. 30

SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA GG SA SA SA SA SA SA

Santa Ysabel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000 Santa Anita Handicap (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 San Carlos Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Las Flores Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Camilla Urso Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Santa Ana Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Dream Of Summer Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Tokyo City Cup (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Echo Eddie Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000

Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Apr. 12 Apr. 12 Apr. 13 Apr. 13 Apr. 25

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Santa Anita Derby (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Santa Anita Oaks (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400,000 Echo Eddie Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Providencia Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Simeon Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Round Table Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000

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California Gold Rush XV Day—$850,000 in purses at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, April 26, 2014 Apr. 26 Apr. 26 Apr. 26 Apr. 26 Apr. 26

SA SA SA SA SA

Snow Chief Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 Melair Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Tiznow Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

Apr. 26 Apr. 27

GG SA

San Francisco Mile Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Wilshire Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

2014 REGIONAL SALE DATES March 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on February 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 25) May 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on May 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 26) July 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing Paddock Sale at Del Mar of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4) August 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 2) October 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 18)

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races March To June 2014 SANTA ANITA PARK

Saturday, March 15

Saturday, March 23

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

$100,000 Dream Of Summer Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile

Saturday, April 5 $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes Three-Year-Olds 6 1/2 Furlongs

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 6 1/2 Furlongs

Saturday, April 26—California Gold Rush XV $250,000 Melair Stakes $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies Three-Year-Olds 1 1/16 Miles 1 1/8 Miles (Turf) $125,000 Tiznow Stakes $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile 6 Furlongs 1 Mile (Turf)

Sunday, June 8 $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes Three-Year-Olds & Up 1 Mile (Turf)

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IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES MONDAY, MARCH 3 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif. FRIDAY, MARCH 21 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED ENTRIES CLOSE FOR MAY SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif.

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MARE AND FOAL CARE:

✓ Day boarding ✓ Large irrigated grass pastures with shelters ✓ Video monitored/recorded foaling ✓ 24/7 barn attendant during foaling season ✓ Free Jockey Club and CTBA Cal-Bred registration ✓ Free halter breaking ✓ Discounts for more than two pregnant mares ✓ $2.00 for foal until weaned BOARDING/SALES PREP/LAYUPS AND TRAINING: ✓ 5/8-mile training track ✓ Safe un-crowded irrigated pastures for mare and foal ✓ Best quality alfalfa and grain with supplements (ingredients listed on website. Bulk price at cost) ✓ Timely and comprehensive vaccinations, de-worming and hoof care ✓ Yearlings started meticulously with patience & kindness ready for the turmoil of the race track. View YouTube training progress online ✓ Sale prep horses will look and behave at their best ✓ Prefer high value horses Located between Southern and Northern Tracks

www.thecoleranch.com or 559-535-4680 LARGE GRASS PASTURES $14 PER DAY. North San Diego - 760 213 1351 annettepuchta@gmail.com

BREEDING UNDER CAUTION (A.P. Indy-Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat) Pay $1,500 one time. Breed two mares every year he stands. NO ADDITIONAL COSTS. First 10 Breeders only. 925-354-5237/925-550-2383 e-mail frosty87ii@aol.com

RACING SILKS WEST COAST RACING COLORS. June Gee. Silks, Blinkers and Horse apparel. 626-359-9179

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200 acres irrigated pasture with lots of lush grass, safely divided into 4- to 10-acre pastures. Individual paddocks available. Grain fed daily. Bring us your broodmares, foals, yearlings, lay-ups. Electronic supervised foaling stalls. For more information and pictures call

DAEHLING RANCH 10045 Grant Line Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 916/685?4965

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Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com

MISCELLANEOUS WOVEN WIRE HORSE FENCING Used-Excellent Condition-Several miles available. 2’’ X 4” Diamond Mesh 50” x 200’ Rolls 2” X 4” Nonclimb 60” x 200’ Rolls CONTACT: Wayne Knittel • Ph: 661-549-4469 kbdoc@hometownmail.com

Classified Advertising RANCHES FOR SALE HORSE PROPERTIES IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. 20-acre working horse farm with boarders, positive cash flow. 28 stalls, many paddocks, 100 ton hay barn, sand arena, round pen, large mordern main house, groom apartment. $899,000. 40 level acres, 24 stalls, 160x120 covered riding arena, large shop with roll-up doors, large 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Home and all out-buildings have been meticulously remodeled and updated. Very clean $949.000. Broker 916-6854965

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THOROUGHBRED FOR SALE GENERAL MEETING MARE. producer of $170,000 and $60,000 winners, from 4 foals to race. 2013 filly by a son of A.P. Indy and out of a producing Bertrando mare from Tribal Rule family and Shared Belief. Weanlings, yearlings and two-Year-olds available. 818 470 5340 or 818 424 4605 FOR SALE: Unraced 2007 mare by Forestry out of Charm A Song by Unbridled’s Song. Checked in-foal to Dixie Chatter for March foal. ALSO: 2013 (March 30) filly by Dixie Chatter out of above mare. Pictures available. Reasonable. One or both. 801-866-6928 or advantagetb@mail.com STAKES-WINNING SON of Victory Gallop out of a Southern Halo mare, earned almost $450,000. His first foals were born in 2013. 916-685-4965

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Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy at the Cardiff Stud Farm Offering: Starting • Training • Layups• Rehabilitation Mare and Foal Care • Retirement Featuring: Starting Gate • 3/4-mile track • Eurowalker Irrigated Pastures • AquaTred • Theraplate For More Info: Call: Carlos Cabello 805-712-1401 horserehab@gmail.com • www.horserehabilitation.com

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ADVERTISERS

Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 20,21,24,25

Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,17,18

Barretts Sales and Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49,68, 69

Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33,35

Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,9,27

Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

NTRA Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

CTBA Foal Advertorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 63

CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Premier Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC

CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

CTFM Training Center Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41,42,47

Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78,79,97

Randy Cuddy Horse Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Fruitful Acres Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58,59

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74,75

Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC, 5

www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

STALLIONS Affirmative ................................49. 69

Golden Balls...................................62

Richard’s Kid....................................8

Allaboutdreams ........................................62

Good Journey ..................................9

Rocky Bar ......................................29

Allaboutdreams ..............................62

Gotham City ...................................79

Roi Charmant...................................9

Anziyan Royalty .............................29

Grace Upon Grace.........................33

Run Brother Ron ............................63

Atticus ..............................................8

Heatseeker (Ire) .......................IFC, 5

Sea of Secrets ...............................74

Awesome Gambler ........................33

Hidden Blessing .............................59

Slew’s Tiznow.................................11

Benchmark .................................OBC

Idiot Proof.......................................74

Smiling Tiger ................................IBC

Blake’s Passion..............................69

Impeachment .................................58

Sought After .............................78, 79

Bold Chieftain.................................74

Indian Evening ...............................74

Stormy Jack ...................................68

Brave Cat .......................................62

Informed .........................................13

Strike For Glory..............................69

Bushwacker ...................................33

Kafwain ............................................3

Suances (GB) ................................41

Calimonco .............................20,OBC

Lightnin N Thunder ........................58

Sway Away ..................................IBC

Champ Pegasus ......................16, 17

Lucky J.H. ................................IFC, 5

Swiss Yodeler ..........................33, 35

Chattahoochee War .......................29

Lucky Pulpit..............................IFC, 5

Tenga Cat ................................41, 42

Coil ...................................................8

Make Music For Me .......................69

Thorn Song ..............................IFC, 5

Decarchy ..........................................9

Many Rivers ...................................74

Time To Get Even ..........................33

Del Mar Show ................................41

Mesa Thunder................................63

Tizbud.......................................IFC, 5

Desert Code .............................IFC, 5

Ministers Wild Cat ............................3

Tribal Rule .............................21,OBC

Dixie Chatter .........................25,OBC

Monsajem ......................................59

Truest Legend ...........................41,47

Eddington ..............................24,OBC

Mr. Broad Blade ...............................8

Twice The Appeal ........................IBC

Empire Way .............................33, 35

Northern Indy .................................63

Uh Oh Bango .................................29

Fullbridled ......................................68

Old Topper .......................................3

Ultimate Eagle................................31

Game Plan .....................................29

Papa Clem .....................................18

Unusual Heat ...........................IFC, 5

Gig Harbor .....................................74

Peppered Cat.................................79

World Renowned ...........................79

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McCann’s Mojave: Celebrating His Life

by JOHN CALIFANO the Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (grade I) and later captured the Oak Tree Racing Association’s $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap at Santa Anita. With a spate of losses in 2006, the horse transferred to Specht’s barn in Northern California. “He was a little fired up,” Specht said. “As far as training, he was pretty aggressive but slowly he got over that.” In December, McCann’s Mojave won Golden Gate Fields’ $60,400 Union Square Stakes. In January of 2007, he travelled to Gulfstream Park in Florida for the $1,000,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at 33-1. “We weren’t worried about the price,” said Willman. “We knew this horse was sitting on a huge effort.” McCann’s Mojave faced 11, including Preakness Stakes (grade I) runner-up Sweetnorthernsaint; fully extended in the stretch, he won by three quarters of a length and became a millionaire. On March 3, he ran fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (grade I). “He had a horrendous trip,” Willman recalled. Specht concurred. “He couldn’t really get a clear path, in the first turn going five or six wide.” In November, the horse became the first graded stakes winner on Golden Gate Fields’ all-weather Tapeta surface, annexing the grade III, $150,000 All American Stakes at 1 1/8 miles in a track record time of 1:50.04. Breaking from the outside post, he overcame a wide first turn, and prevailed by a neck at the wire. At age eight, McCann’s Mojave made five starts, including a win in Golden Gate’s grade III, $150,000 Berkeley Stakes. He retired with 35 starts, 12 wins, four seconds and $1,513,565 in earnings, winning on dirt, turf and all-weather. McCann’s Mojave stood at Rancho San Miguel and his 24 winners to date include the 2013 two-year-old stakes winner Betting McCann Can. “There are very few horses who are able to go three quarters (of a mile) and 1 1/4 miles and distances in between,” Specht said . “He was a very versatile horse. He could pretty much do it all.”

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On Oct. 11, 2013, California champion McCann’s Mojave succumbed to colic and was euthanized. He was just 13. Owned and bred by Mike Willman and Alix Nikki Hunt, the California-bred bay was sired by two-time Chilean champion Memo (Chi), out of the dual stakes-winning Nordic Prince mare Joni U Bar. Foaled on Feb. 29, 2000, he grew to 16.2 hands with a prominent blaze, right front sock and right rear stocking. “He was a specimen, absolutely striking individual physically, with good bone,” said Willman. “He was never mean, but not the kind of horse you could turn your back on.” McCann’s Mojave disliked veterinarians, possibly due to early illness. “We had to take him to an equine hospital to save his life. I think that experience traumatized him badly,” recalled the owner. Steven Specht, his last trainer, remarked, “If he saw the vet, he wasn’t going to let you catch him in his stall.” The colt raced once as a juvenile, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight. The following year, he started twice, winning allowance races at six furlongs and one mile. At four, he won the $109,900 Sensational Star Handicap on Santa Anita Park’s downhill turf course in February, and the following month defeated a solid field in the grade II, $122,488 Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup Handicap on the same track’s main dirt surface. McCann’s Mojave then ran second in May’s Churchill Downs Handicap (grade II) to the eventual Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse Champion, Speightstown, and was later voted the 2004 California Champion Older Male. His first three races in 2005 were unplaced efforts. “It was just an excruciating winter with him,” Willman said. In June, he won Hollywood Park’s $91,350 Ack Ack Handicap. “That was just a huge race. We beat five graded stakes winners that day, including Congrats the favorite. He ran the kind of race you’re looking for with a prospective stallion. It was just so incredibly gratifying.” McCann’s Mojave then dead heated for second in

McCann’s Mojave wins the $1,000,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida on January 27, 2007.

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McCann’s Mojave at Rancho San Miguel in California where he stood at stud from 2009 to 2013.

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